GLSA-200602-05 : KPdf: Heap based overflow

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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-200602-05
(KPdf: Heap based overflow)

KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller
discovered that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in
the splash rasterizer engine.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF
file with Kpdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the affected application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20060202-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200602-05.xml

Solution :

All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4'
All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r4'

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: 20895 (gentoo_GLSA-200602-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301