GLSA 200701-05 KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
Posted on: 01/12/2007 10:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200701-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
Date: January 12, 2007
Bugs: #155949
ID: 200701-05

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Synopsis
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The KDE kfile JPEG info plugin of kdegraphics could enter an endless
loop leading to a Denial of Service.

Background
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The KDE kfile-info JPEG plugin provides meta-information about JPEG
files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins lt; 3.5.5-r1 gt;= 3.5.5-r1

Description
===========

Marcus Meissner of the SUSE security team discovered a stack overflow
vulnerability in the code processing EXIF information in the kfile JPEG
info plugin.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted JPEG
image with a KDE application like Konqueror or digiKam, leading to a
Denial of Service by an infinite recursion.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins-3.5.5-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-6297
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6297

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-200701-05.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 2007 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/2.5



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