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KDE kimgio: PCX handling buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200504-22 / KDE
Release Date April 22, 2005
Latest Revision April 22, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
kde-base/kdelibs < 3.3.2-r8 revision >= 3.2.3-r9, >= 3.3.2-r8 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #88862


KDE fails to properly validate input when handling PCX images, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. kimgio is the KDE image handler provided by kdelibs.


kimgio fails to properly validate input when handling PCX files.


By enticing a user to load a specially-crafted PCX image in a KDE application, an attacker could execute arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All kdelibs users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdelibs

4.  References


Page updated April 22, 2005

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