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RHSA-2005-671: kdegraphics

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kdegraphics packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now
available.

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

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment
including kpdf, a pdf file viewer.

A flaw was discovered in kpdf. A possible hacker could construct a carefully
crafted PDF file that would cause kpdf to consume all available disk space
in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-671.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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