KPdf and KWord both include Xpdf code to handle PDF files. This Xpdf code is vulnerable to several heap overflows (GLSA 200512-08) as well as several buffer and integer overflows discovered by Chris Evans.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PDF file with Kpdf or KWord, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the affected application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All kdegraphics users should upgrade to the latest version:
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