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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                  ESB-2004.0823 -- KDE Security Advisory
                    kpdf Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
                             24 December 2004


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           kpdf
Operating System:  UNIX variants
                   Linux variants
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1125

Ref:               ESB-2004.0809

Original Bulletin: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041223-1.txt

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KDE Security Advisory: kpdf Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Original Release Date: 2004-12-23
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041223-1.txt

0. References


1. Systems affected:

        KDE 3.2 up to including KDE 3.2.3.
        KDE 3.3 up to including KDE 3.3.2.

2. Overview:

        kpdf, the KDE pdf viewer, shares code with xpdf. xpdf contains
        a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a specially 
        crafted PDF file.

3. Impact:

        Remotely supplied pdf files can be used to execute arbitrary
        code on the client machine.

4. Solution:

        Source code patches have been made available which fix these
        vulnerabilities. Contact your OS vendor / binary package provider
        for information about how to obtain updated binary packages.

5. Patch:

        Patch for KDE 3.2.3 is available from 
        ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

        6f345c4b89f0bc27522f5d62bfd941cd  post-3.2.3-kdegraphics-2.diff

        Patch for KDE 3.3.2 is available from 
        ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

        0ac92868d3b84284e54877e32cde521f  post-3.3.2-kdegraphics.diff

6. Time line and credits:

        21/12/2004 KDE Security Team alerted by Matthias Geerdsen
        22/12/2004 Patch from xpdf 3.00pl2 applied to KDE CVS and patches
        23/12/2004 Public disclosure.

Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (GNU/Linux)


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