GLSA 200507-26: GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu
Posted on: 07/27/2005 03:23 AM

A Gadu library security update is available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code
execution in Gadu library
Date: July 27, 2005
Bugs: #99816, #99890, #99583
ID: 200507-26

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Synopsis
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GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG and libgadu are vulnerable to an integer overflow which could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Background
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GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu and EKG are instant messaging applications created to support Gadu Gadu instant messaging protocol. libgadu is a library that implements the client side of the Gadu-Gadu protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/gnugadu lt; 2.2.6-r1 gt;= 2.2.6-r1
2 net-im/centericq lt; 4.20.0-r3 gt;= 4.20.0-r3
3 net-im/kadu lt; 0.4.1 gt;= 0.4.1
4 net-im/ekg lt; 1.6_rc3 gt;= 1.6_rc3
5 net-libs/libgadu lt; 20050719 gt;= 20050719
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5 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG and libgadu are vulnerable to an integer overflow.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit the integer overflow to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU Gadu users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/gnugadu-2.2.6-r1"

All Kadu users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/kadu-0.4.1"

All EKG users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/ekg-1.6_rc3"

All libgadu users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-libs/libgadu-20050719"

All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/centericq-4.20.0-r3"

CenterICQ is no longer distributed with Gadu Gadu support, affected
users are encouraged to migrate to an alternative package.

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1852
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1852
[ 2 ] BugTraq Announcement
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/406026/30/

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-200507-26.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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