KDE 3.5.1 Info Page

KDE 3.5.1 was released on January 31st, 2006. Read the official announcement.

This page is no longer maintained. Currently, only KDE 4.2.0 and newer are maintained. Please have a look at the KDE 4.4.0 Info Page instead.

Security Issues

Please report possible problems to

Patches for the issues mentioned below are available from unless stated otherwise.

  • kpdf contains a buffer overflow in its xpdf-based code which can be triggered by a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE 3.3.0 up to and including KDE 3.5.1 are affected.
  • KDM contains a symlink attack vulnerability that allows a normal user to read files from other users including root.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE starting with KDE 3.2.0 up to and including KDE 3.5.2 are affected.
  • kpdf contains a denial of service vulnerability in xpdf based code that can cause the client to crash via a specially crafted pdf file.
    Read the detailed advisory. All versions of KDE up to and including KDE 3.5.5 are affected.
  • Konqueror contains a vulnerability that allows a malicious web site to spoof the address bar entry to a different one, possibly tricking the user into believing that they actually visited a different site. Read the detailed advisory. All versions of Konqueror as included with KDE up to including KDE 3.5.7 are affected.
  • KDM can be tricked into allowing a passwordless login for logins with password configured. Read the detailed advisory. Versions of KDM as included in KDE 3.3.0 up to including 3.5.7 are affected.


This is a list of grave bugs and common pitfalls surfacing after the release was packaged:

  • None known yet

Please check the bug database before filing any bug reports. Also check for possible updates on this page that might describe or fix your problem.


See the KDE FAQ for any specific questions you may have. Questions about Konqueror should be directed to the Konqueror FAQ.

Download and Installation

Library Requirements. KDE 3.5 requires or benefits from the given list of libraries, most of which should be already installed on your system or available from your OS CD or your vendor's website.

The complete source code for KDE 3.5.1 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.1 927kB 71c4996de36aa7f8726e54bb3d5bf059
kdeaccessibility-3.5.1 8.0MB cc0773103053a6800b3d35e6021b6719
kdeaddons-3.5.1 1.5MB cbd2a6f65ae7338736d93b72bfdf5ae3
kdeadmin-3.5.1 2.0MB 08e9bddd2b42e0783d7f79d08cdb031b
kdeartwork-3.5.1 15MB 8053bb1a1b2a5844b29f5f96328b1d96
kdebase-3.5.1 22MB 484c7b3895ce4f95173f4789571eb1cc
kdebindings-3.5.1 5.1MB 302f6a842b5a29701846c49a24a64039
kdeedu-3.5.1 28MB fe31b9a2ec4e299531c6b7beeab09534
kdegames-3.5.1 10MB 15a4bb4e193e19be7decd4f147a31396
kdegraphics-3.5.1 6.9MB 2cd1c5348b7df46cf7f9d91e1dbfebd2
kdelibs-3.5.1 14MB 2a22193ae7c23f3759b02723dab02d30
kdemultimedia-3.5.1 5.2MB 595f637c637987a92f6dac9d9cd6667d
kdenetwork-3.5.1 7.1MB 02ced8c14c80f28635056488949d56d7
kdepim-3.5.1 12MB 8e87c9cbe1f0c0f983f94d804a5bc8f9
kdesdk-3.5.1 4.7MB 93199b8bf5793681fdb2e5cbcfcfbd93
kdetoys-3.5.1 3.0MB d98d4f30a8aa6d43b0af06421d4d6586
kdeutils-3.5.1 2.8MB 1286c6a09b04452adfe492de2fad79bd
kdevelop-3.3.1 7.7MB e5e3d3ce60a0dcafb99721f6304f87ef
kdewebdev-3.5.1 5.7MB 0faea4e8088005ae60f58b21c60b32ea

The Konstruct build toolset can help you downloading and installing these tarballs.

Binary packages

Some Linux/UNIX OS vendors have kindly provided binary packages of KDE 3.5.1 for some versions of their distribution, and in other cases community volunteers have done so. Some of these binary packages are available for free download from KDE's http or FTP mirrors.

Currently pre-compiled packages are available for:

Additional binary packages might become available in the coming weeks, as well as updates to the current packages.

Developer Info

If you need help porting your application to KDE 3.x see the porting guide or subscribe to the KDE Devel Mailinglist to ask specific questions about porting your applications.

There is also info on the architecture and the programming interface of KDE 3.5.

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