KDE Security Advisory: KOffice PDF Import Filter Vulnerability
Posted on: 01/21/2005 06:13 AM

KDE Security Advisory: KOffice PDF Import Filter Vulnerability
Original Release Date: 2005-01-20
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050120-1.txt

0. References
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0064
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=186type=vulnerabilities


1. Systems affected:

KOffice 1.3 up to including KOffice 1.3.5

2. Overview:

The KOffice PDF Import Filter shares code with xpdf. xpdf contains a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a specially crafted PDF file.

3. Impact:

Remotely supplied pdf files can be used to execute arbitrary code on the client machine when the user opens such file in KOffice.

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:

Patch for KOffice 1.3.5 is available from

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

0e6194cbfe3f6d3b3c848c2c76ef5bfb post-1.3.5-koffice.diff


6. Time line and credits:

19/01/2005 KDE Security Team alerted by Carsten Lohrke
19/01/2005 Patches from xpdf 3.00pl3 applied to KDE CVS and patches prepared.

20/01/2005 Public disclosure.


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