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[GLSA-200701-05] KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-05
(KDE kfile JPEG info test: Denial of Service)


Marcus Meissner of the SUSE security team discovered a stack overflow
vulnerability in the code processing EXIF information in the kfile JPEG
info test.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted JPEG
image with a KDE application like Konqueror or digiKam, leading to a
Denial of Service by an infinite recursion.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6297


Solution:
All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-tests-3.5.5-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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