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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200602-05 ] KPdf: Heap based overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KPdf: Heap based overflow (GLSA 200602-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: February 12, 2006
Bug(s): #121375
ID: 200602-05

Synopsis

KPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

KPdf is a KDE-based PDF viewer included in the kdegraphics package.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdegraphics
Vulnerable: < 3.4.3-r4
Unaffected: >= 3.4.3-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: kde-base/kpdf
Vulnerable: < 3.4.3-r4
Unaffected: >= 3.4.3-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller discovered that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in the splash rasterizer engine.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with Kpdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4"
All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r4"


References

CVE-2006-0301
KDE Security Advisory: kpdf/xpdf heap based buffer overflow


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