RHEL 2.1 / 3 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2005:021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 18017

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve multiple security issues in kfax are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team

The kdegraphics package contains graphics applications for the K Desktop Environment.

During a source code audit, Chris Evans discovered a number of integer overflow bugs that affect libtiff. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-0886 and CVE-2004-0804 to these issues.

Additionally, a number of buffer overflow bugs that affect libtiff have been found. The kfax application contains a copy of the libtiff code used for parsing TIFF files and is therefore affected by these bugs. An attacker who has the ability to trick a user into opening a malicious TIFF file could cause kfax to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0803 to this issue.

Users of kfax should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution

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

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0803

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0804

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-0886

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1307

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2004-1308

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:021

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 18017

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-021.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/12/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0803, CVE-2004-0804, CVE-2004-0886, CVE-2004-1307, CVE-2004-1308

RHSA: 2005:021