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RHSA-2005-671: kdegraphics Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the kdegraphics packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment
including kpdf, a pdf file viewer.

A flaw was discovered in kpdf. A possible hacker could construct a carefully
crafted PDF file that would cause kpdf to consume all available disk space
in /tmp when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CVE-2005-2097 to this issue.

Note this issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 or 2.1.

Users of kpdf should upgrade to these updated packages, which contains a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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