GLSA-200602-05 : KPdf: Heap based overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 20895
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200602-05 (KPdf: Heap based overflow)
KPdf includes Xpdf code to handle PDF files. Dirk Mueller discovered that the Xpdf code is vulnerable a heap based overflow in the splash rasterizer engine.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with Kpdf, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.4.3-r4' All Kpdf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/kpdf-3.4.3-r4'