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MDKSA-2005:020: 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-2005:020 (kdegraphics).
A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the xpdf PDF code, which
could allow for arbitrary code execution as the user viewing a PDF file. The
vulnerability exists due to insufficient bounds checking while processing a PDF
file that provides malicious values in the /Encrypt /Length tag. Kdegraphics
uses xpdf code and is susceptible to the same vulnerability.
10.1 packages also include a fix for ksvg kde bug #74457.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent these problems.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:020
Threat Level: High
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