Updated kdepim packages are now available that fix a local buffer overflow vulnerability.
The K Desktop Environment (KDE) is a graphical desktop for the X Window System. The KDE Personal Information Management (kdepim) suite helps you to organize your mail, tasks, appointments, and contacts. The KDE team found a buffer overflow in the file information reader of VCF files. An attacker could construct a VCF file so that when it was opened by a victim it would execute arbitrary commands. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0988 to this issue. Users of kdepim are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a backported security patch that corrects this issue.