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RHSA-2003:146: kdebase security update

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RHSA-2003:146: kdebase security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/05/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

This erratum provides updated KDE packages to resolve a vulnerability in the handling of PostScript and PDF files.

KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System. KDE versions up to and including KDE 3.1.1 have a vulnerability caused by neglecting to use the -dSAFER option when previewing in Konquerer. An attacker can prepare a malicious PostScript or PDF file which provides the attacker with access to the victim's account and privileges when the victim opens this malicious file for viewing, or when the victim browses a directory containing this malicious file with file previews enabled in the browser. This erratum provides packages containing KDE 2.2.2 with backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-arts
  • redhat-upgrade-kdebase
  • redhat-upgrade-kdebase-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kdegraphics
  • redhat-upgrade-kdegraphics-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-sound
  • redhat-upgrade-kdelibs-sound-devel

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