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Moderately critical

Ekiga Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-02-19    Last Update:  2007-03-09    Views:  12,507

Secunia Advisory SA24194

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Ekiga, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to format string errors when the "gm_main_window_flash_message()" function is invoked. This can be exploited to crash the application or potentially execute arbitrary code by sending a specially crafted Q.931 SETUP packet.

NOTE: A related vulnerability was also reported in the Ekiga predecessor GnomeMeeting.


Solution:
A fix was commited to the code management system.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Mu Security

Original Advisory:
Mu Security:
http://labs.musecurity.com/advisories/MU-200702-01.txt

Ekiga:
http://www.ekiga.org/index.php?rub=10&pos=0
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=415526

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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