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CESA-2005:066: kdegraphics security update

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CESA-2005:066: kdegraphics security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/27/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve security issues in kpdf are now available. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment including kpdf, a pdf file viewer. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Gfx::doImage function of Xpdf that also affects kpdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1125 to this issue. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Decrypt::makeFileKey2 function of Xpdf which also affects kpdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0064 to this issue. During a source code audit, Chris Evans and others discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affected all versions of Xpdf which also affects kpdf due to a shared codebase. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0888 to this issue. Users should update to these erratum packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-kdegraphics
  • centos-upgrade-kdegraphics-devel

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