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Mandrake MDKSA-2003:049: kde3 arbitrary code execution

by Nikola Strahija on April 24th, 2003 A vulnerability has been found in KDE version 3.0 that could allow arbitrary code execution.


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Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name: kde3
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:049
Date: April 17th, 2003

Affected versions: 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1
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Problem Description:

A vulnerability was discovered by the KDE team in the way that KDE
uses Ghostscript for processing PostScript and PDF files. A malicious
attacker could provide a carefully constructed PDF or PostScript file
to an end user (via web or mail) that could lead to the execution of
arbitrary commands as the user viewing the file. The vulnerability
can be triggered even by the browser generating a directory listing
with thumbnails.

All users are encouraged to upgrade to these new kdegraphics, kdebase,
and kdelibs packages that contain patches to correct the problem.
This issue is corrected upstream in KDE 3.0.5b and KDE 3.1.1a.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0204
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20030409-1.txt
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Updated Packages:

Corporate Server 2.1:
934ab3303bdfe0fc071f4d7f709ef401 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdebase-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
fa4f76482512c6aaf8289ebe8a160d3a corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdebase-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
df43d1eef62d3d4963a270ffafabc09e corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdebase-nsplugins-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
29245513bdf280b83b988dd34f6189f6 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
a19b592bdbdf5354de12b59644fa504f corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
f9043548de772408dd4c698de088eacc corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
e7b5ec7e373fdd5450b58efebbeece33 corporate/2.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
250d4699bfe5834fd0e9bc4ffb29cda9 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kdebase-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm
397970927d3247fc6d492439e5fec3ba corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm
d765b5a2a03360ebe7c854e8a59bab96 corporate/2.1/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
934ab3303bdfe0fc071f4d7f709ef401 9.0/RPMS/kdebase-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
fa4f76482512c6aaf8289ebe8a160d3a 9.0/RPMS/kdebase-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
df43d1eef62d3d4963a270ffafabc09e 9.0/RPMS/kdebase-nsplugins-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
29245513bdf280b83b988dd34f6189f6 9.0/RPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
a19b592bdbdf5354de12b59644fa504f 9.0/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
f9043548de772408dd4c698de088eacc 9.0/RPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
e7b5ec7e373fdd5450b58efebbeece33 9.0/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
250d4699bfe5834fd0e9bc4ffb29cda9 9.0/SRPMS/kdebase-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm
397970927d3247fc6d492439e5fec3ba 9.0/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm
d765b5a2a03360ebe7c854e8a59bab96 9.0/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.0.5a-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1:
e837efa5296b2aac2aeea66ae9bd78fa 9.1/RPMS/kdebase-3.1-83.1mdk.i586.rpm
04b1a8b8e8e2df14956f15bf5e839300 9.1/RPMS/kdebase-devel-3.1-83.1mdk.i586.rpm
535e83dd69ab6b12fd10e4f071e2236d 9.1/RPMS/kdebase-kdm-3.1-83.1mdk.i586.rpm
2c3e16cc462864687ad6e069a724e9e3 9.1/RPMS/kdebase-nsplugins-3.1-83.1mdk.i586.rpm
5ff6674a1e5416dbb55427e9ff3ee49d 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.1mdk.i586.rpm
57071f2442db26cb09ee698998023796 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.1mdk.i586.rpm
93bd6dc8ba2d5092a14f1528f7c9fb12 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.1mdk.i586.rpm
10e3d6b17eeea31db72e96fc3e67e19e 9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.1mdk.i586.rpm
cf66a123564521716eb88cc62e89adc8 9.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-3.1-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
be94af8460bc232199523b0f85db4978 9.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-3.1-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
32e95d6c0c859136f1be0e1d3af951c3 9.1/SRPMS/kdebase-3.1-83.1mdk.src.rpm
3a6411fc388f14809ab92e0c34ee4ba2 9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.1mdk.src.rpm
c125fd93d6a69abce85986b38714245b 9.1/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.1-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
5f4bf8a92b89a372fa36d4c6cb72225f ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdebase-3.1-83.1mdk.ppc.rpm
c3b396fc342700749c8849eadd815b2d ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdebase-devel-3.1-83.1mdk.ppc.rpm
2cc4dc2962fb14dbb8f932df65131867 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdebase-kdm-3.1-83.1mdk.ppc.rpm
60e6736333b3a370c516af7ee803d282 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdebase-nsplugins-3.1-83.1mdk.ppc.rpm
99350dae77e920ae26353f963061a447 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.1mdk.ppc.rpm
fb9ce6e8404248513587eaba58ce7e6c ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-common-3.1-58.1mdk.ppc.rpm
c649233711d3b197887d930411b25322 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-devel-3.1-58.1mdk.ppc.rpm
d3257808be980c89e58cf43a5bc6d7f3 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdelibs-static-devel-3.1-58.1mdk.ppc.rpm
f62f86681644894b4ebfcc4f6dff4ff0 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-3.1-9.1mdk.ppc.rpm
02cd13f040a102ba314ff6c9083f45e6 ppc/9.1/RPMS/kdegraphics-devel-3.1-9.1mdk.ppc.rpm
32e95d6c0c859136f1be0e1d3af951c3 ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdebase-3.1-83.1mdk.src.rpm
3a6411fc388f14809ab92e0c34ee4ba2 ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdelibs-3.1-58.1mdk.src.rpm
c125fd93d6a69abce85986b38714245b ppc/9.1/SRPMS/kdegraphics-3.1-9.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate. The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm". A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:

rpm --checksig

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_linux-mandrake.com

Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team


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