KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability — GLSA 200404-02

KDE-PIM may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack that may allow unauthorized access to an affected system.

Affected Packages

kde-base/kde on all architectures
Affected versions <= 3.1.4
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.5

Background

KDE-PIM is an application suite designed to manage mail, addresses, appointments, and contacts.

Description

A buffer overflow may occur in KDE-PIM's VCF file reader when a maliciously crafted VCF file is opened by a user on a vulnerable system.

Impact

A remote attacker may unauthorized access to a user's personal data or execute commands with the user's privileges.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution

KDE users should upgrade to version 3.1.5 or later:

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"
 # emerge ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"

References

Release Date
April 06, 2004

Latest Revision
April 06, 2004: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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