KDE 3.5.2 Info Page

KDE 3.5.2 was released on March 28th, 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This page is no longer maintained.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.

  • 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 3.5.2 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.2 944kB e1eb7969ea16aab2bdd9d1a9736d6af3
kdeaccessibility-3.5.2 8.0MB bcfd51875aa2a168fbc97055a576a33c
kdeaddons-3.5.2 1.5MB affb74174c6e3eda2c0748d6c052c8ff
kdeadmin-3.5.2 2.0MB ad1f645ed9f140a7c9ce8602cc0c88b8
kdeartwork-3.5.2 15MB 211801e7ab7a5e113821625b931f338c
kdebase-3.5.2 22MB c5685e1be34e033286aa1f37002a0552
kdebindings-3.5.2 5.1MB cb26ce2e4efc35ca2c9c7a47807d679a
kdeedu-3.5.2 28MB ce62d2e67579280a3e000152fb365bff
kdegames-3.5.2 10MB 9c3b0011136f24df623560face8c959b
kdegraphics-3.5.2 6.9MB 8e1816a2191ea85b889930159a5d1e46
kdelibs-3.5.2 14MB 367738696dc468859cf90d5a6e8f18a9
kdemultimedia-3.5.2 5.9MB f98ef8465bf4de1eb36bc3bdb1f4f7d6
kdenetwork-3.5.2 7.1MB dddc6bb65ffb9e46d118781ca0f26da4
kdepim-3.5.2 12MB ac6b3b503e27a65a7b883c1e0a57262e
kdesdk-3.5.2 4.6MB 0047e87532930a390d7a1826fd8cdaf5
kdetoys-3.5.2 3.0MB c698bc8724db937734280a2553a4b1d8
kdeutils-3.5.2 2.8MB 08c01d6ceb8fb2173463838e43f986f5
kdevelop-3.3.2 7.7MB 494c9320a5f8681b67a3a06fa0ce18b7
kdewebdev-3.5.2 5.7MB ddd2ded8178f7c4d094d73e95075e7fb

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 3.5.2 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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