KDE 3.5.3 Info Page

KDE 3.5.3 was released on May 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This page is no longer maintained.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.

  • 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 3.5.3 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 3.5.3 is available for download:

Location Size MD5 Sum
arts-1.5.3 944kB 1707ce44708a70acecd7a50ef05d365e
kdeaccessibility-3.5.3 8.1MB 99eadb3a73bc250e96cec370ee79caff
kdeaddons-3.5.3 1.5MB ea25326c6a775bbfa40d0efabed34c0d
kdeadmin-3.5.3 2.0MB 842e74881c89a719423bbd5cc1f4e226
kdeartwork-3.5.3 15MB e0fc78bee18d81b4595c98964227a06c
kdebase-3.5.3 22MB 9cb6b8291c4f3f986e16f72129e8fcd0
kdebindings-3.5.3 5.1MB 5595b2de6593d1d535ba520abeab4580
kdeedu-3.5.3 28MB 5c9cb7f25c8627772d6de5a3ed550691
kdegames-3.5.3 10MB 17e8a2e28a0cb320486e3dc8ee45665f
kdegraphics-3.5.3 6.9MB 56bd5537521dc94633f8effaace523cb
kdelibs-3.5.3 14MB 972c2c6855f912179bd7830bf2ed91d8
kdemultimedia-3.5.3 5.9MB 61bd938c564e3280034944338955712b
kdenetwork-3.5.3 7.1MB 119af91a048c34d9a917a1898f215554
kdepim-3.5.3 12MB 2b83885854a5953bca59508d9a7cf5ef
kdesdk-3.5.3 4.6MB 75450d8905a2cc612df00927c7f81af9
kdetoys-3.5.3 3.0MB dbce8029253a6151546e3016f299f4ef
kdeutils-3.5.3 2.8MB b3d792c21e9a72bf8a82c5756fcd742d
kdevelop-3.3.3 7.7MB 89f3ad2b3e97e92bd9421f0d9ae8e427
kdewebdev-3.5.3 5.7MB 0eeaac8992c4b473caefcc32d49b79a2

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 3.5.3 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:

  • Slackware (Unofficial contribution) (README) :

  • SuSE Linux The SUSE KDE packages will be publicly developed in the openSUSE project from now on. This means that the packages are no longer available via the supplementarry tree from, but via the Build Service repositories from openSUSE. Please read this page for installation instructions.

  • 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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