KDE Security Advisory: kimgio input validation errors
Posted on: 04/22/2005 04:53 AM

KDE Security Advisory: kimgio input validation errors
Original Release Date: 2005-04-21

URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050421-1.txt

0. References


1. Systems affected:

kdelibs as shipped with KDE 3.2 up to including KDE 3.4.

2. Overview:

kimgio contains a PCX image file format reader that does not properly perform input validation. A source code audit performed by the KDE security team discovered several vulnerabilities in the PCX and other image file format readers, some of them exploitable to execute arbitrary code.

3. Impact:

Remotly supplied, specially crafted image files can be used to execute arbitrary code.

4. Solution:

Source code patches have been made available which fix these vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.

5. Patch:

A patch for KDE 3.4.0 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

78473d4dad612e6617eb6652eec2ab80 post-3.4.0-kdelibs-kimgio.diff

A patch for KDE 3.3.2 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

8366d0e5c8101c315a0bdafac54536d6 post-3.3.2-kdelibs-kimgio.diff

6. Time line and credits:

24/03/2005 Notification of KDE by Bruno Rohee
21/04/2005 Coordinated Public Disclosure

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/kde_security_advisory_kimgio_input_validation_errors.html)