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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE kpdf Heap Overflow in Splash Rasterizer Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015576
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015576
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0301   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 3 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.4.0 - 3.5.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE's pdf viewer (kpdf). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

kpdf uses xpdf code that contains a heap overflow in the splash rasterizer engine. A remote user can create a specially crafted pdf file that, when viewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Impact:   A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when viewed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

Patch for KDE 3.4.3 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

bc7dc2a5235f95a41fc1d7ab885899da post-3.5.1-kdegraphics-CVE-2006-0301.diff

Patch for KDE 3.4.3 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

ebbce0a49537b694932b3c0efcf18261 post-3.4.3-kdegraphics-CVE-2006-0301.diff

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 13 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix for kdegraphics) KDE kpdf Heap Overflow in Splash Rasterizer Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for kdegraphics on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Feb 13 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix for xpdf) KDE kpdf Heap Overflow in Splash Rasterizer Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for xpdf.



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