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KDE Personal Information Management suite "kdepim" contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in VCF information reader

Vulnerability Note VU#820798

Original Release Date: 2004-01-27 | Last Revised: 2004-01-27

Overview

KDE Personal Information Management suite "kdepim" contains a buffer overflow vulnerability. Exploitation of this vulnerability could lead to the arbitrary execution of commands.

Description

KDE Personal Information Management suite shipped with KDE versions 3.1.0 through 3.1.4 contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in the processing of VCF files.

If an attacker can trick a victim into opening a specially crafted .VCF file, the attacker may be able to gain information about a victim's data or execute arbitrary commands
with the victim's privileges. This vulnerability may also be remotely exploited if the victim has previews for remote files enabled, however this feature is disabled by default.

Impact

An attacker may be able to gain information about a victim's data or execute arbitrary commands with the victim's privileges.

Solution

Upgrade to KDE version 3.1.5 or apply the patch to version 3.1.4.

Vendor Information

820798
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Conectiva

Updated:  January 27, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=000810

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

KDE Desktop Environment Project

Updated:  January 27, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20040114-1.txt

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

MandrakeSoft

Updated:  January 27, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/advisory.php?name=MDKSA-2004:003

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Red Hat Inc.

Updated:  January 27, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-006.html

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Slackware

Updated:  January 27, 2004

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Please see http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2004&m=slackware-security.442811

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by Dirk Mueller of KDE and reported in their advisory.

This document was written by Stacey Stewart.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0988
Severity Metric: 8.10
Date Public: 2004-01-14
Date First Published: 2004-01-27
Date Last Updated: 2004-01-27 20:10 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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