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MDKSA-2002:071: kdegraphics Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kdegraphics package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:071 (kdegraphics).
A vulnerability exists in KGhostview, part of the kdegraphics package. It
includes a DSC 3.0 parser from GSview then is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
while parsing a specially crafted .ps file. It also contains code from gv which
is vulnerable to a similar buffer overflow triggered by malformed PostScript and
PDF files. This has been fixed in KDE 3.0.4 and patches have been applied to
correct these packages.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:071
Threat Level: High
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