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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:
KDE kpdf Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017514
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0104   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 15 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.2.0 up to including KDE 3.5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE kpdf. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a PDF file with a specially crafted catalog dictionary or a specially crafted Pages attribute that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the viewer to enter an infinite loop.

The vulnerability resides in xpdf code (which is shared by kpdf).

The underlying vulnerability in xpdf was reported by LMH.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the kpdf viewer on the target user's system to be disrupted.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (3.5.6).

Patches are also available:

Patch for KOffice 1.2.1 and newer is available from :

dc28881c39f11c040f8c942e4af238d1 koffce-xpdf-CVE-2007-0104.diff

Patch for KDE 3.3.2 and newer is available from :

a690ce46117257609c2b43485ea4d0d7 post-3.5.5-kdegraphics-CVE-2007-0104.diff

Patch for KDE 3.2.3 and newer is available from :

c2d4c2aa3aa990e2dba00f782a140a1b post-3.2.3-kdegraphics-CVE-2007-0104.diff

The KDE advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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