RHEL 2.1 : kdebase (RHSA-2003:146)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This erratum provides updated KDE packages to resolve a vulnerability
in the handling of PostScript and PDF files.

KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.

KDE versions up to and including KDE 3.1.1 have a vulnerability caused
by neglecting to use the -dSAFER option when previewing in Konquerer.
An attacker can prepare a malicious PostScript or PDF file which
provides the attacker with access to the victim's account and
privileges when the victim opens this malicious file for viewing, or
when the victim browses a directory containing this malicious file
with file previews enabled in the browser.

This erratum provides packages containing KDE 2.2.2 with backported
patches to correct these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12389 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0204

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