Bug 88798

Summary: KDE PS/PDF file handling vulnerability
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: kdegraphicsAssignee: Than Ngo <than>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 2.1   
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OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20030409-1.txt
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Last Closed: 2003-05-22 16:48:25 UTC Type: ---
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-04-14 11:29:40 UTC
KDE versions up to and including KDE 3.1.1 have a vulnerability caused by
-dSAFER not being used when previewing in Konquerer. An attacker can
prepare a malicious PostScript or PDF file which provides the attacker
with access to the victim's account and privileges when the victim opens
this malicious file for viewing or when the victim browses a directory
containing such malicious file and has file previews enabled.

(CVE applied for)


Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2003-05-22 16:48:26 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.