KOffice, KWord, KPDF, KDE Graphics Libraries: Stack-based buffer overflow — GLSA 200710-08

KPDF includes code from xpdf that is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Affected Packages

app-office/koffice on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.3-r1
app-office/kword on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.3-r1
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.3-r1
kde-base/kdegraphics on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.5.7-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.5.7-r1
kde-base/kpdf on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.5.7-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.5.7-r1

Background

KOffice is an integrated office suite for KDE. KWord is the KOffice word processor. KPDF is a KDE-based PDF viewer included in the kdegraphics package.

Description

KPDF includes code from xpdf that is vulnerable to an integer overflow in the StreamPredictor::StreamPredictor() function.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file in KWord or KPDF that would exploit the integer overflow to cause a stack-based buffer overflow in the StreamPredictor::getNextLine() function, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All KOffice users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/koffice-1.6.3-r1"

All KWord users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/kword-1.6.3-r1"

All KDE Graphics Libraries users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-3.5.7-r1"

All KPDF users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kpdf-3.5.7-r1"

References

Release Date
October 09, 2007

Latest Revision
October 09, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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