GLSA 200404-02: KDE Personal Information Management Suite
Posted on: 04/06/2004 03:05 PM

A KDE Personal Information Management Suite update for Gentoo Linux is available

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200404-02
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http://security.gentoo.org
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Severity: High
Title: KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer
Overflow Vulnerability
Date: April 06, 2004
Bugs: #38256
ID: 200404-02

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Synopsis
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KDE-PIM may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack that may allow unauthorized access to an affected system.

Background
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KDE-PIM is an application suite designed to manage mail, addresses, appointments, and contacts.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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kde-base/kde <= 3.1.4 >= 3.1.5

Description
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A buffer overflow may occur in KDE-PIM's VCF file reader when a maliciously crafted VCF file is opened by a user on a vulnerable system.

Impact
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A remote attacker may unauthorized access to a user's personal data or execute commands with the user's privileges.

Workaround
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A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
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KDE users should upgrade to version 3.1.5 or later:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"

References
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[ 1 ] http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0988

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.


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