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Kadu Message Denial of Service Weakness

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Release Date:  2005-11-29    Last Update:  2005-12-07    Views:  8,335

Secunia Advisory SA17764

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Michal Gizowski has reported a weakness in Kadu, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the message handling. This can be exploited to freeze or crash a vulnerable client by sending a specially crafted message with "rich_text" and image basic information via a Gadu-Gadu server.

The weakness has been reported in versions 0.4.2 and 0.5.0pre. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 0.4.3.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Michal Gizowski

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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