GLSA 200507-23: Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library
Posted on: 07/25/2005 03:45 PM

A Koperte update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library
Date: July 25, 2005
Bugs: #99754
ID: 200507-23

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Synopsis
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Kopete is vulnerable to several input validation vulnerabilities which may lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Kopete (also part of kdenetwork) is the KDE Instant Messenger.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-base/kdenetwork lt; 3.4.1-r1 gt;= 3.4.1-r1
*gt;= 3.3.2-r2
2 kde-base/kopete lt; 3.4.1-r1 gt;= 3.4.1-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Kopete contains an internal copy of libgadu and is therefore subject to several input validation vulnerabilities in libgadu.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or crash Kopete.

Workaround
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Delete all Gadu Gadu contacts.

Resolution
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All Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdenetwork

All KDE Split Ebuild Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=kde-base/kopete-3.4.1-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] KDE Security Advisory: libgadu vulnerabilities
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050721-1.txt
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-1852
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1852

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-200507-23.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 2005 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/2.0


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