GLSA 200601-02 KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code
Posted on: 01/05/2006 08:12 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200601-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code
Date: January 04, 2006
Bugs: #114429, #115851
ID: 200601-02

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Synopsis
========

KPdf and KWord both include vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files,
making them vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

KPdf is a KDE-based PDF viewer included in the kdegraphics package.
KWord is a KDE-based word processor also included in the koffice
package.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdegraphics lt; 3.4.3-r3 gt;= 3.4.3-r3
2 kde-base/kpdf lt; 3.4.3-r3 gt;= 3.4.3-r3
3 app-office/koffice lt; 1.4.2-r6 gt;= 1.4.2-r6
4 app-office/kword lt; 1.4.2-r6 gt;= 1.4.2-r6
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4 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
===========

KPdf and KWord both include Xpdf code to handle PDF files. This Xpdf
code is vulnerable to several heap overflows (GLSA 200512-08) as well
as several buffer and integer overflows discovered by Chris Evans.

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file
with Kpdf or KWord, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r3"

All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r3"

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/koffice-1.4.2-r6"

All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-office/kword-1.4.2-r6"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CAN-2005-3191
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameÊN-2005-3191
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-3192
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameÊN-2005-3192
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-3193
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameÊN-2005-3193
[ 4 ] CVE-2005-3624
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3624
[ 5 ] CVE-2005-3625
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3625
[ 6 ] CVE-2005-3626
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3626
[ 7 ] CVE-2005-3627
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3627
[ 8 ] GLSA 200512-08
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200512-08.xml
[ 9 ] KDE Security Advisory: kpdf/xpdf multiple integer overflows
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051207-2.txt

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200601-02.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 2006 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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