KDE PCX Image File Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

KDE is reported prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability when handling PCX image files because the 'kimgio' image library fails to properly validate PCX image data.

This vulnerability was reported to reside in PCX image-handling routines, but the vendor has patched other image handlers, which may mean that other image formats may also be affected by similar problems.

Attackers may exploit this vulnerability to crash applications using the affected library or possibly to execute arbitrary machine code in the context of the affected application.


 

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