KDE Personal Information Management Suite Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200404-02 / kde-base/kde
||April 06, 2004
||April 06, 2004: 01
All supported architectures
KDE-PIM may be vulnerable to a remote buffer overflow attack that may allow
unauthorized access to an affected system.
KDE-PIM is an application suite designed to manage mail, addresses,
appointments, and contacts.
A buffer overflow may occur in KDE-PIM's VCF file reader when a maliciously
crafted VCF file is opened by a user on a vulnerable system.
A remote attacker may unauthorized access to a user's personal data or
execute commands with the user's privileges.
A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
KDE users should upgrade to version 3.1.5 or later:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"
# emerge ">=kde-base/kde-3.1.5"