USN-823-1: KDE-Graphics vulnerabilities

24 August 2009

kdegraphics vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software Description

  • kdegraphics


It was discovered that KDE-Graphics did not properly handle certain malformed SVG images. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted SVG image, an attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
ksvg - 4:3.5.10-0ubuntu1~hardy1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect the necessary changes.