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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200501-32] KPdf, KOffice: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KPdf, KOffice: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-32
(KPdf, KOffice: Stack overflow in included Xpdf code)


KPdf and KOffice both include Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Xpdf
is vulnerable to a new stack overflow, as described in GLSA 200501-28.

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 application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-28.xml
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0064
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050119-1.txt
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050120-1.txt


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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