Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdegraphics (MDKSA-2002:071)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13971


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


A vulnerability exists in KGhostview, part of the kdegraphics package.
It includes a DSC 3.0 parser from GSview then is vulnerable to a buffer overflow while parsing a specially crafted .ps file. It also contains code from gv which is vulnerable to a similar buffer overflow triggered by malformed PostScript and PDF files. This has been fixed in KDE 3.0.4 and patches have been applied to correct these packages.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13971

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdegraphics-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdegraphics-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2002/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0836, CVE-2002-0838, CVE-2002-1223

MDKSA: 2002:071