RHSA-2003:146 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Important
This erratum provides updated KDE packages to resolve a vulnerability in
the handling of PostScript and PDF files.
KDE is a graphical desktop environment for the X Window System.
KDE versions up to and including KDE 3.1.1 have a vulnerability caused by
neglecting to use the -dSAFER option when previewing in Konquerer. An
attacker can prepare a malicious PostScript or PDF file which provides the
attacker with access to the victim's account and privileges when the victim
opens this malicious file for viewing, or when the victim browses a
directory containing this malicious file with file previews enabled in the
This erratum provides packages containing KDE 2.2.2 with backported patches
to correct these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
rpm -Fvh [filenames]
where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2