USN-979-1: okular vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-979-1
26th August, 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10
- Ubuntu 9.04
A heap-based buffer overflow in okular.
- kdegraphics - graphics applications from the official KDE 4 release
Stefan Cornelius of Secunia Research discovered a boundary error during
RLE decompression in the "TranscribePalmImageToJPEG()" function in
generators/plucker/inplug/image.cpp of okular when processing images
embedded in PDB files, which can be exploited to cause a heap-based
buffer overflow. (CVE-2010-2575)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- okular 4:4.4.2-0ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 9.10:
- okular 4:4.3.2-0ubuntu1.1
- Ubuntu 9.04:
- okular 4:4.2.2-0ubuntu2.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart any running instances
of okular to make all the necessary changes.