RHEL 5 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2007:1051)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated kdegraphics packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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. This includes kpdf, a PDF file viewer.

Alin Rad Pop discovered a flaw in the handling of PDF files. An
attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause kpdf to
crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
(CVE-2007-5393)

All kdegraphics users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5393.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1051.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36457 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5393