GLSA-200602-05 : KPdf: Heap based overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 20895


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All 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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20895

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200602-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0301

OSVDB: 22833

GLSA: 200602-05