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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
KDE Buffer Overflow in KHTML PNG Loader May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019929
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019929
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1670   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 28 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.0 and later versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KDE KHTML. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow in the PNG image loader and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

KDE 3.x is not affected.

Matt Rogers reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image file that, when loaded by the target user, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch for KDE 4.0 and later, available at:

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

f31a4bb0429149e27b4436f138eea471 post-kde-4.0.3-khtml.diff

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20080426-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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