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[DSA182] DSA-182-1 kdegraphics

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-182-1 kdegraphics

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF
viewer for X11. The same code is present in kghostview which is part
of the KDE-Graphics package. This problem is triggered by scanning
the PostScript file and can be exploited by a possible hacker sending a
malformed PostScript or PDF file. The attacker is able to cause
arbitrary code to be run with the rights of the victim.
This problem has been fixed in version 2.2.2-6.8 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 2.2.2-6.9 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since no KDE is included.
We recommend that you upgrade your kghostview package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-182
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5808

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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