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Security Advisory Critical: ekiga security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0087-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2007-03-13
Last updated on: 2007-03-14
Affected Products: RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-0999
CVE-2007-1006

Details

Updated ekiga packages that fix security issues are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Ekiga is a tool to communicate with video and audio over the Internet.

Format string flaws were found in the way Ekiga processes certain messages.
If a user is running Ekiga, a remote attacker who can connect to Ekiga
could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2007-0999, CVE-2007-1006)

Users of Ekiga should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm     MD5: 8b8f08aca0e186151d75393b4f0d530f
 
IA-32:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 81bdab90f5d9f115409057e2802416a7
 
x86_64:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a8f36138642f048f9622bfca2b3dbad2
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm     MD5: 8b8f08aca0e186151d75393b4f0d530f
 
IA-32:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm     MD5: 81bdab90f5d9f115409057e2802416a7
 
x86_64:
ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm     MD5: a8f36138642f048f9622bfca2b3dbad2
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

229262 - CVE-2007-0999 Ekiga format string flaw (CVE-2007-1006)


References



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/