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[GLSA-200701-05] KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-05
(KDE kfile JPEG info test: Denial of Service)
Marcus Meissner of the SUSE security team discovered a stack overflow
vulnerability in the code processing EXIF information in the kfile JPEG
A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted JPEG
image with a KDE application like Konqueror or digiKam, leading to a
Denial of Service by an infinite recursion.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-tests-3.5.5-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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