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Mandrake KGhostView contains code from gv which is vulnerable to a similar buffer overflow triggered by malformed PostScript and PDF files.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           kdegraphics
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2002:071
Date:                   October 24th, 2002
Affected versions:      8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 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.


Updated Packages:

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 c2d0b75d57ed7141f05de798b8ac0d13  8.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.1-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 14efec4821690276d3509813f7ccb249  8.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-static-devel-2.2.1-2.1mdk.i586.rpm
 3c2b3e2f938ae89e068e481a193e709e  8.1/SRPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.1-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
 e9541d890bdf42c950340d62093188a1  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.1-2.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 0c3488384c0bde4aab5bbdce9418f943  ia64/8.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-static-devel-2.2.1-2.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 3c2b3e2f938ae89e068e481a193e709e  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.1-2.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 d96f35aa8104d6cfe342a7eec7547a77  8.2/RPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.2-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
 4b4649c446fd2651902c01381f96b9d9  8.2/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-2.2.2-15.1mdk.i586.rpm
 35b7738189dde8b53c62552ec3b45d97  8.2/SRPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.2-15.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/ppc:
 f3d930e65d3bca29219862e19854c4b6  ppc/8.2/RPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.2-15.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 10a3a083e4f346adf831bb15a26c9b70  ppc/8.2/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-2.2.2-15.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 35b7738189dde8b53c62552ec3b45d97  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/kdegraphics-2.2.2-15.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 f7d812383316839aa45b51ac3787f8c1  9.0/RPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.3-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 b9f0e8cd614063f430d6885b0b60dad3  9.0/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-3.0.3-11.1mdk.i586.rpm
 8026d73141a3fc47ebc875fd3bccc297  9.0/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.3-11.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one 
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to 

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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