RHEL 5 : ekiga (RHSA-2007:0087)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated ekiga packages that fix security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Ekiga is a tool to communicate with video and audio over the Internet.

Format string flaws were found in the way Ekiga processes certain
messages. If a user is running Ekiga, a remote attacker who can
connect to Ekiga could trigger this flaw and potentially execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. (CVE-2007-0999,
CVE-2007-1006)

Users of Ekiga 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-2007-0999.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1006.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0087.html

Solution :

Update the affected ekiga package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63840 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0999
CVE-2007-1006