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[GLSA-200501-17] KPdf, KOffice: More vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KPdf, KOffice: More vulnerabilities in included Xpdf

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-17
(KPdf, KOffice: More vulnerabilities in included Xpdf)


KPdf and KOffice both include Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Xpdf is
vulnerable to multiple new integer overflows, as described in GLSA
200412-24.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted PDF file,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running the affected utility.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200412-24.xml
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1125
http://kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041223-1.txt
http://koffice.kde.org/security/2004_xpdf_integer_overflow_2.php


Solution:
All KPdf users should upgrade to the latest version of kdegraphics:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdegraphics
All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-office/koffice


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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