GLSA 200504-22: KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/22/2005 01:27 PM

A KDE kimgio security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow
Date: April 22, 2005
Bugs: #88862
ID: 200504-22

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Synopsis
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KDE fails to properly validate input when handling PCX images, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. kimgio is the KDE image handler provided by kdelibs.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdelibs lt; 3.3.2-r8 *gt;= 3.2.3-r9
gt;= 3.3.2-r8

Description
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kimgio fails to properly validate input when handling PCX files.

Impact
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By enticing a user to load a specially-crafted PCX image in a KDE application, an attacker could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1046
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1046
[ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: kimgio input validation errors
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050421-1.txt

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-22.xml

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.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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