RHEL 3 : kdepim (RHSA-2004:005)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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 CVE-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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0988.html
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040114-1.txt
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-005.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdepim and / or kdepim-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12447 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0988