RHEL 4 : kdelibs (RHSA-2005:393)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdelibs packages that fix a flaw in kimgio input validation
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.
Konqueror is the file manager for the K Desktop Environment.

A source code audit performed by the KDE security team discovered
several vulnerabilities in the PCX and other image file format
readers.

A buffer overflow was found in the kimgio library for KDE 3.4.0. An
attacker could create a carefully crafted PCX image in such a way that
it would cause kimgio to execute arbitrary code when processing the
image. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1046 to this issue.

All users of kdelibs should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported security patch to correct these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1046.html
http://bugs.kde.org/102328
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-393.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdelibs and / or kdelibs-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: 18279 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1046