GLSA-200404-02 : KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-02
(KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability)

A buffer overflow may occur in KDE-PIM's VCF file reader when a maliciously
crafted VCF file is opened by a user on a vulnerable system.

Impact :

A remote attacker may unauthorized access to a user's personal data or
execute commands with the user's privileges.

Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-02.xml

Solution :

KDE users should upgrade to version 3.1.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=kde-base/kde-3.1.5'
# emerge '>=kde-base/kde-3.1.5'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14467 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0988