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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-23 ] Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu li Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library (GLSA 200507-23)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 25, 2005
Bug(s): #99754
ID: 200507-23

Synopsis

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

Background

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

Package: kde-base/kdenetwork
Vulnerable: < 3.4.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.4.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.3.2-r2 < 3.3.3
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: kde-base/kopete
Vulnerable: < 3.4.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.4.1-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Kopete contains an internal copy of libgadu and is therefore subject to several input validation vulnerabilities in libgadu.

Impact

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

Workaround

Delete all Gadu Gadu contacts.

Resolution

All Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdenetwork
All KDE Split Ebuild Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kopete-3.4.1-r1"


References

KDE Security Advisory: libgadu vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-1852


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