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[GLSA-200602-05] KPdf: Heap based overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KPdf: Heap based overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-05
(KPdf: Heap based overflow)


KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller
discovered that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in
the splash rasterizer engine.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with Kpdf, 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://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0301
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.txt


Solution:
All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4"
All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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