GLSA-200507-26 : GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code execution in Gadu library

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200507-26
(GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code execution in Gadu library)

GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG and libgadu are vulnerable to an integer
overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit the integer overflow to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/406026/30/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-26.xml

Solution :

All GNU Gadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gnugadu-2.2.6-r1'
All Kadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/kadu-0.4.1'
All EKG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/ekg-1.6_rc3'
All libgadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libgadu-20050719'
All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/centericq-4.20.0-r3'
CenterICQ is no longer distributed with Gadu Gadu support, affected
users are encouraged to migrate to an alternative package.

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: 19328 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1852