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

High Nessus Plugin ID 14033


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14033

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-049.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:kdebase, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdebase-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdebase-kdm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdebase-nsplugins, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0204

MDKSA: 2003:049-1