RHEL 4 / 5 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2007:0729)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25816
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated kdegraphics packages that fix a security issue in PDF handling are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and 5.
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.
Maurycy Prodeus discovered an integer overflow flaw in the processing of PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause kpdf to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code when opened.
All users of kdegraphics should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdegraphics and / or kdegraphics-devel packages.