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KDE and KOffice PDF Invalid Tree Node Denial of Service Weakness

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Release Date:  2007-01-17    Views:  14,279

Secunia Advisory SA23799

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A weakness has been reported in KDE and KOffice, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The weakness is caused due to an error within the handling of catalog dictionaries or page attributes that reference an invalid page treenode. This can be exploited to cause an infinite loop by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted PDF document.

The weakness is reported in KDE 3.2.0 through KDE 3.5.5 and KOffice 1.2 and newer.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070115-1.txt

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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