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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:13 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: kde-3.x (200304-04) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : kde-3.x
SUMMARY : aribitrary code execution
DATE : 2003-04-10 15:34 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <3.1.1a || <3.0.5b
FIXED VERSION : >=3.1.1a || >=3.0.5b

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- From advisory:

"KDE uses Ghostscript software for processing of PostScript (PS)
and PDF files in a way that allows for the execution of arbitrary
commands that can be contained in such files.

An attacker can prepare a malicious PostScript or PDF file which will
provide the attacker with access to the victim's account and privileges
when the victim opens this malicious file for viewing or when the
victim browses a directory containing such malicious file and has
file previews enabled.

An attacker can provide malicious files remotely to a victim in an
e-mail, as part of a webpage, via an ftp server and possible other

Read the full advisory at:


kde-3.1.1a and kde-3.0.5b are currently only marked stable for x86.
If you have succesfully compiled and merged 3.1.1a or 3.0.5a on any
other architecture than x86 please report this to


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
kde-base/kde upgrade to kde-3.1.1a or kde-3.0.5b as follows:

emerge sync
emerge kde OR \=kde-base/kde-3.0.5b
emerge clean

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