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RHSA-2006-0206: 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 important 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 heap based buffer overflow bug was discovered in kpdf. A possible hacker could
construct a carefully crafted PDF file that could cause kpdf to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code when opened. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2006-0301 to this issue.

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

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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