Real, KDE patch security flaws

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Real, KDE patch security flaws

RealNetworks Inc. and KDE eV on Tuesday both released patches for their desktop software, fixing serious security holes that could allow an attacker to take over a user’s system.

The update to KOffice, the productivity suite that is part of the K Desktop Environment, patched flaws in a library called xpdf, which handles PDF files. The integer overflow bugs allow an attacker to craft a document using Adobe’s PDF that executes malicious code when viewed by an application relying on xpdf.

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