RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2006:0206)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are
now available.

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

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop
Environment including kpdf, a pdf file viewer.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in kpdf. An attacker
could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301
to this issue.

Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-0301.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0206.html

Solution :

Update the affected kdegraphics and / or kdegraphics-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: 20900 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0301