KDE fails to properly validate input when handling PCX images, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||kde-base/kdelibs on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.3.2-r8|
|Unaffected versions||revision >= 3.2.3-r9, >= 3.3.2-r8|
KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. kimgio is the KDE image handler provided by kdelibs.
kimgio fails to properly validate input when handling PCX files.
By enticing a user to load a specially-crafted PCX image in a KDE application, an attacker could execute arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs
April 22, 2005
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