RHEL 5 : opal (RHSA-2007:0957)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated opal 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.

Open Phone Abstraction Library (opal) is implementation of various
telephony and video communication protocols for use over packet based
networks.

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

A flaw was discovered in the way opal handled certain Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP) packets. An attacker could use this flaw to
crash an application, such as Ekiga, which is linked with opal.
(CVE-2007-4924)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-4924.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0957.html

Solution :

Update the affected opal and / or opal-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: 26955 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4924