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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service (GLSA 200701-05)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 12, 2007
Bug(s): #155949
ID: 200701-05

Synopsis

The KDE kfile JPEG info plugin of kdegraphics could enter an endless loop leading to a Denial of Service.

Background

The KDE kfile-info JPEG plugin provides meta-information about JPEG files.

Affected Packages

Package: kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins
Vulnerable: < 3.5.5-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.5.5-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Marcus Meissner of the SUSE security team discovered a stack overflow vulnerability in the code processing EXIF information in the kfile JPEG info plugin.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted JPEG image with a KDE application like Konqueror or digiKam, leading to a Denial of Service by an infinite recursion.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins-3.5.5-r1"


References

CVE-2006-6297


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