Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kde3 (MDKSA-2003:049-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered by the KDE team in the way that KDE
uses Ghostscript for processing PostScript and PDF files. A malicious
attacker could provide a carefully constructed PDF or PostScript file
to an end user (via web or mail) that could lead to the execution of
arbitrary commands as the user viewing the file. The vulnerability can
be triggered even by the browser generating a directory listing with
thumbnails.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to these new kdegraphics, kdebase,
and kdelibs packages that contain patches to correct the problem. This
issue is corrected upstream in KDE 3.0.5b and KDE 3.1.1a.

Update :

The previous update was missing a fix in kdebase specific to HP
machines. This has been corrected.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20030409-1.txt

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14033 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-049.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0204

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