Bug 88798 - KDE PS/PDF file handling vulnerability
Summary: KDE PS/PDF file handling vulnerability
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kdegraphics
Version: 2.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advi...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-14 11:29 UTC by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-22 16:48:25 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:146 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: kdebase security update 2003-05-22 04:00:00 UTC

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.


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