Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : ekg, libgadu vulnerability (USN-692-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Gadu library, used by some Instant
Messaging clients, did not correctly verify certain packet sizes from
the server. If a user connected to a malicious server, clients using
Gadu could be made to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36984 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4776