RHEL 4 : kdegraphics (RHSA-2008:0238)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32020


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


Updated kdegraphics packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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.

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the way kpdf displayed malformed fonts embedded in PDF files. An attacker could create a malicious PDF file that would cause kpdf to crash, or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2008-1693)

All kdegraphics users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32020

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0238.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/22

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kdegraphics-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6

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: 2008/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1693

BID: 28830

OSVDB: 44434

RHSA: 2008:0238

CWE: 20