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[ GLSA 200710-08 ] KOffice, KWord, KPDF, KDE Graphics Libraries: Stack-based buffer overflow
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:09:27 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200710-08
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: KOffice, KWord, KPDF, KDE Graphics Libraries: Stack-based
            buffer overflow
      Date: October 09, 2007
      Bugs: #187139
        ID: 200710-08

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Synopsis
========

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

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.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package               /  Vulnerable  /                 Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-office/koffice       < 1.6.3-r1                   >= 1.6.3-r1
  2  app-office/kword         < 1.6.3-r1                   >= 1.6.3-r1
  3  kde-base/kdegraphics     < 3.5.7-r1                   >= 3.5.7-r1
  4  kde-base/kpdf            < 3.5.7-r1                   >= 3.5.7-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     4 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

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
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3387
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3387

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200710-08.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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