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[ GLSA 200701-05 ] KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:07:01 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200701-05
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: KDE kfile JPEG info plugin: Denial of Service
      Date: January 12, 2007
      Bugs: #155949
        ID: 200701-05

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Synopsis
========

The KDE kfile JPEG info plugin of kdegraphics could enter an endless
loop leading to a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

The KDE kfile-info JPEG plugin provides meta-information about JPEG
files.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package                             /  Vulnerable  /   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins     < 3.5.5-r1     >= 3.5.5-r1

Description
===========

Marcus Meissner of the SUSE security team discovered a stack overflow
vulnerability in the code processing EXIF information in the kfile JPEG
info plugin.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a specially crafted JPEG
image with a KDE application like Konqueror or digiKam, leading to a
Denial of Service by an infinite recursion.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All KDE users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kdegraphics-kfile-plugins-3.5.5-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6297
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6297

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-05.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
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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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