RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2006:0206)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20900


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 important 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 heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in kpdf. An attacker could construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20900

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0206.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/02/14

Modified: 2016/12/29

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: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: 2006/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/02/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0301

OSVDB: 22833

RHSA: 2006:0206