GLSA-200507-23 : Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-23
(Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library)

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.

See also :

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050721-1.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-23.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19325 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1852