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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RHSA-2005-021: kdegraphics

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdegraphics packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve multiple security issues in kfax
are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team

The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop
Environment.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer
overflow bugs that affect libtiff. The kfax application contains a copy of
the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by
these bugs. A possible hacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a
malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the names CVE-2004-0886 and CVE-2004-0804 to these issues.

Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff have
been found. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used
for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. A possible hacker
who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file
could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0803 to this issue.

Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-021.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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