GLSA 200602-05 KPdf: Heap based overflow
Posted on: 02/12/2006 07:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KPdf: Heap based overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200602-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KPdf: Heap based overflow
Date: February 12, 2006
Bugs: #121375
ID: 200602-05

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Synopsis
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KPdf includes vulnerable Xpdf code to handle PDF files, making it
vulnerable to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KPdf is a KDE-based PDF viewer included in the kdegraphics package.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdegraphics lt; 3.4.3-r4 gt;= 3.4.3-r4
2 kde-base/kpdf lt; 3.4.3-r4 gt;= 3.4.3-r4
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller discovered
that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in the splash
rasterizer engine.

Impact
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An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file
with Kpdf, 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
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All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4"

All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-0301
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0301
[ 2 ] KDE Security Advisory: kpdf/xpdf heap based buffer overflow
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.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-200602-05.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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