RHEL 5 : pwlib (RHSA-2007:0932)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated pwlib packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

PWLib is a library used to support cross-platform applications.

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the Ekiga teleconferencing application
uses PWLib.

A memory management flaw was discovered in PWLib. An attacker could
use this flaw to crash an application, such as Ekiga, which is linked
with pwlib (CVE-2007-4897).

Users should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4897.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0932.html

Solution :

Update the affected pwlib and / or pwlib-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 26953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4897