Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ekiga (MDKSA-2007:058)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24808


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A format string flaw was discovered in how ekiga processes certain messages, which could permit a remote attacker that can connect to ekiga to potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running ekiga. This is similar to the previous CVE-2007-1006, but the original evaluation/patches were incomplete.

Updated package have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected ekiga package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24808

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-058.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/12

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ekiga, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0999

MDKSA: 2007:058