GLSA-200601-02 : KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code

critical Nessus Plugin ID 20412
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-02 (KPdf, KWord: Multiple overflows in included Xpdf code)

KPdf and KWord both include Xpdf code to handle PDF files. This Xpdf code is vulnerable to several heap overflows (GLSA 200512-08) as well as several buffer and integer overflows discovered by Chris Evans (CESA-2005-003).
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with Kpdf or KWord, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r3' All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r3' All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/koffice-1.4.2-r6' All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/kword-1.4.2-r6'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200512-08

https://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20051207-2.txt

http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2005-003.txt

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200601-02

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20412

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200601-02.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Published: 1/15/2006

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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:gentoo:linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:koffice, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kpdf, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kword, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3191, CVE-2005-3192, CVE-2005-3193, CVE-2005-3624, CVE-2005-3625, CVE-2005-3626, CVE-2005-3627, CVE-2005-3628

GLSA: 200601-02