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[GLSA-200504-22] KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-22
(KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow)


kimgio fails to properly validate input when handling PCX files.

Impact

By enticing a user to load a specially-crafted PCX image in a KDE
application, a possible hacker could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1046
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050421-1.txt


Solution:
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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