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RHSA-2005:021: kdegraphics security update

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RHSA-2005:021: kdegraphics security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/10/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve multiple security issues in kfax are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team

The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop Environment. During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affect libtiff. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CAN-2004-0886 and CAN-2004-0804 to these issues. Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff have been found. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0803 to this issue. Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kdegraphics
  • redhat-upgrade-kdegraphics-devel

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