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[GLSA-200404-02] KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-02
(KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability)


A buffer overflow may occur in KDE-PIM's VCF file reader when a maliciously
crafted VCF file is opened by a user on a vulnerable system.

Impact

A remote attacker may unauthorized access to a user's personal data or
execute commands with the user's rights.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0988


Solution:
KDE users should upgrade to version 3.1.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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