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From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 12 Oct 2002 16:16:48 +0200
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KGhostView Arbitrary Code Execution
KGhostView includes a DSC 3.0 parser from GSview, which is vulnerable to a
buffer overflow while parsing a specially crafted .ps input file. It also
contains code from gv 3.5.x which is vulnerable to another buffer overflow
triggered by malformed postscript or Adobe PDF files.
* KGhostView of any KDE release between KDE 1.1 and KDE 3.0.3a
Viewing certain Postscript or PDF files can result in the execution of
arbitrary code placed in the file and as a result opens possibilities for
any remote manipulation under the local user account.
Apply the patch listed in section 5 to kdegraphics/kghostview, or update
to KDE 3.0.4.
A patch for KDE 3.0.3 is available from
A patch for KDE 2.2.2 is available from
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