RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2006:0262)

High Nessus Plugin ID 21043


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


Updated kdegraphics packages that fully 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.

Marcelo Ricardo Leitner discovered that a kpdf security fix, CVE-2005-3627, was incomplete. Red Hat issued kdegraphics packages with this incomplete fix in RHSA-2005:868. 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-2006-0746 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: 21043

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0262.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/03/10

Modified: 2016/12/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/03/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3627, CVE-2006-0746

BID: 16143

OSVDB: 23833

RHSA: 2006:0262