KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow — GLSA 200504-22

KDE fails to properly validate input when handling PCX images, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

kde-base/kdelibs on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.3.2-r8
Unaffected versions revision >= 3.2.3-r9, >= 3.3.2-r8

Background

KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. kimgio is the KDE image handler provided by kdelibs.

Description

kimgio fails to properly validate input when handling PCX files.

Impact

By enticing a user to load a specially-crafted PCX image in a KDE application, an attacker could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

References

Release Date
April 22, 2005

Latest Revision
April 22, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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