kpdf Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Posted on: 01/19/2005 03:50 PM

KDE Security Advisory: kpdf Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Original Release Date: 2005-01-19
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050119-1.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:

KDE 3.2 up to including KDE 3.2.3.
KDE 3.3 up to including KDE 3.3.2.

2. Overview:

kpdf, the KDE pdf viewer, 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.


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 KDE 3.2.3 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

fc6fc7fa6886d6ff19037e7547846990 post-3.2.3-kdegraphics-3.diff

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

fc6fc7fa6886d6ff19037e7547846990 post-3.3.2-kdegraphics-3.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.
19/01/2005 Public disclosure.


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