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Ekiga: Format string vulnerability



Ekiga: Format string vulnerability
Ekiga: Format string vulnerability




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-25
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  Severity: High
     Title: Ekiga: Format string vulnerability
      Date: March 29, 2007
      Bugs: #167643
        ID: 200703-25

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Synopsis
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A format string vulnerability in Ekiga may allow the remote execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
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Ekiga is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application.

Affected packages
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     Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
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  1  net-im/ekiga       < 2.0.7                               >= 2.0.7

Description
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Mu Security has discovered that Ekiga fails to implement formatted
printing correctly.

Impact
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An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to crash Ekiga and
potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a specially crafted Q.931
SETUP packet to a victim.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ekiga users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/ekiga-2.0.7"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-1006
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1006 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-25.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 

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