RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2005:671)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19411


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


Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now available.

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

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment including kpdf, a pdf file viewer.

A flaw was discovered in kpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that would cause kpdf to consume all available disk space in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a backported patch to resolve this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19411

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-671.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/10

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2097

RHSA: 2005:671