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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
Operating System: UNIX variants
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CAN-2004-1125
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
1. Systems affected:
KDE 3.2 up to including KDE 3.2.3.
KDE 3.3 up to including KDE 3.3.2.
kpdf, the KDE pdf viewer, shares code with xpdf. xpdf contains
a buffer overflow that can be triggered by a specially
crafted PDF file.
Remotely supplied pdf files can be used to execute arbitrary
code on the client machine.
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.
Patch for KDE 3.2.3 is available from
Patch for KDE 3.3.2 is available from
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.
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