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Security Advisory Critical: kdegraphics security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:1130-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2009-06-25
Last updated on: 2009-06-25
Affected Products: RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2009-0945
CVE-2009-1709

Details

Updated kdegraphics packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The kdegraphics packages contain applications for the K Desktop Environment
(KDE). Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based language to describe
vector images. KSVG is a framework aimed at implementing the latest W3C SVG
specifications.

A use-after-free flaw was found in the KDE KSVG animation element
implementation. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted SVG
image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user, could cause a denial of
service (Konqueror crash) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Konqueror. (CVE-2009-1709)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the KDE, KSVG SVGList
interface implementation. A remote attacker could create a
specially-crafted SVG image, which once opened by an unsuspecting user,
would cause memory corruption, leading to a denial of service (Konqueror
crash). (CVE-2009-0945)

All users of kdegraphics should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must be
restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: b63cf2f7518885036b7cd0a1ee9aaf42
 
IA-32:
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
 
x86_64:
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 5dddf220b4581eb66233430ae53919b1
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: b63cf2f7518885036b7cd0a1ee9aaf42
 
IA-32:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 7f23474fbc07c52babf8f811b3ed57a3
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
 
x86_64:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 925bbf5f3c8c7c4acebff7890bbf6d5c
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 5dddf220b4581eb66233430ae53919b1
 
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: b63cf2f7518885036b7cd0a1ee9aaf42
 
IA-32:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm     MD5: 7f23474fbc07c52babf8f811b3ed57a3
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm     MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
 
x86_64:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 925bbf5f3c8c7c4acebff7890bbf6d5c
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm     MD5: 57c7cb75dd63720b0ac1d9c7a4df8b34
kdegraphics-devel-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 5dddf220b4581eb66233430ae53919b1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: b63cf2f7518885036b7cd0a1ee9aaf42
 
IA-32:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 7f23474fbc07c52babf8f811b3ed57a3
 
x86_64:
kdegraphics-3.5.4-13.el5_3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0753
    MD5: 925bbf5f3c8c7c4acebff7890bbf6d5c
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

506246 - CVE-2009-1709 kdegraphics: KSVG Pointer use-after-free error in the SVG animation element (DoS, ACE)
506703 - CVE-2009-0945 kdegraphics: KSVG NULL-pointer dereference in the SVGList interface implementation (ACE)


References



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