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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE kpdf/xpdf Incorrect Patch for Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015751
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015751
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0746   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): KDE 3.3.2 with patch from CVE-2005-3627 applied
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE in kpdf/xpdf. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system.

kpdf contains a vulnerability that is based in the xpdf code (which kpdf shares) and is due to an incorrect patching of a vulnerability that was previously reported with CVE ID CVE-2005-3627. A remote user can supply a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the target user.

Systems running KDE 3.3.2 with the patch from CVE-2005-3627 are affected. The patch for systems running KDE 3.4.x and newer is not affected.

Marcelo Ricardo Leitner reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix:

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

ea346b89a3b39915abbfd56841b9df23 post-3.3.2-kdegraphics-CVE-2006-0746.diff

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060310-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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