Package : ekg Vulnerability : several Problem-Type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-1850 CAN-2005-1851 CAN-2005-1916 Debian Bug : 317027 318059
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in ekg, a console Gadu Gadu client, an instant messaging program. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following vulnerabilities:
Marcin Owsiany and Wojtek Kaniewski discovered insecure temporary file creation in contributed scripts.
Marcin Owsiany and Wojtek Kaniewski discovered potential shell command injection in a contributed script.
Eric Romang discovered insecure temporary file creation and arbitrary command execution in a contributed script that can be exploited by a local attacker.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain an ekg package.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.5+20050411-4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.5+20050712+1.6rc2-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your ekg package.
Upgrade Instructions ---------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge ---------------------------------