GLSA 200703-25 Ekiga: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 03/30/2007 12:50 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Ekiga: Format string vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-25
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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 lt; 2.0.7 gt;= 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 "gt;=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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