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Linux users still at risk from KDE flaw


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Posted 21 May 2005 - 07:33 PM

Linux users who patched their systems for a serious security vulnerability in KDE last month will have to patch once again, due to errors in the original patch, according to the KDE project. By Matthew Broersma, Techworld 19 May 2005 The vulnerability affects kdelibs, specifically an error in the kimgio component when processing PCX image files. Kimgio is used in KHTML-based Web browsers as well as KDE imaging applications such as kpresenter and ksnapshot, meaning that if an image crafted to exploit the flaw were viewed in any of these applications, they could allow an attacker to execute malicious code and take over a system. The flaw affects KDE versions 3.2 to 3.4, according to KDE.
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