RedHat: Moderate: kdegraphics security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux Updated kdegraphics packages that resolve a security issue in kpdf are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: kdegraphics security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:671-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-671.html
Issue date:        2005-08-09
Updated on:        2005-08-09
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2097
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1. Summary:

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

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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

A flaw was discovered in kpdf.  An attacker 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 CAN-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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

163925 - CAN-2005-2097 kpdf DoS


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm
034c8c6c6f6b306170dd84943f4caebf  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm

i386:
551912cff4672ac8e5d8c9e1c1aa6bd5  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm
7d26d5de1c406e6e89333eb17c4d9720  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26447459cac09d0b8a680f8aff37cce  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm
1072f640b595f512ba217264d2c77aec  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
5f05c498a6515ea03b567691a1795588  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.ppc.rpm
12f3c69ef13a8617ef6e3c3ef7108b6f  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.ppc.rpm

s390:
6492a12dd82ab6ad78977b36f6acc277  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.s390.rpm
644af9b7f094d9fad6eb43423b04854a  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.s390.rpm

s390x:
8a8e96eacc5ebff6f6cb9d4d0f87b229  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.s390x.rpm
6a83d580fe2d065f1f2cff4978c00ec5  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ff88d2ce2b9129ba3cc8f0b90d8350cc  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm
4e67a2cb74e2dbd7d264c2967ade9f97  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm
034c8c6c6f6b306170dd84943f4caebf  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm

i386:
551912cff4672ac8e5d8c9e1c1aa6bd5  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm
7d26d5de1c406e6e89333eb17c4d9720  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
ff88d2ce2b9129ba3cc8f0b90d8350cc  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm
4e67a2cb74e2dbd7d264c2967ade9f97  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm
034c8c6c6f6b306170dd84943f4caebf  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm

i386:
551912cff4672ac8e5d8c9e1c1aa6bd5  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm
7d26d5de1c406e6e89333eb17c4d9720  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26447459cac09d0b8a680f8aff37cce  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm
1072f640b595f512ba217264d2c77aec  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ff88d2ce2b9129ba3cc8f0b90d8350cc  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm
4e67a2cb74e2dbd7d264c2967ade9f97  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm
034c8c6c6f6b306170dd84943f4caebf  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.src.rpm

i386:
551912cff4672ac8e5d8c9e1c1aa6bd5  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm
7d26d5de1c406e6e89333eb17c4d9720  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
c26447459cac09d0b8a680f8aff37cce  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm
1072f640b595f512ba217264d2c77aec  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
ff88d2ce2b9129ba3cc8f0b90d8350cc  kdegraphics-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm
4e67a2cb74e2dbd7d264c2967ade9f97  kdegraphics-devel-3.3.1-3.4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2097

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

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