Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ekiga, gnomemeeting vulnerability (USN-434-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28029


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


It was discovered that Ekiga had format string vulnerabilities beyond those fixed in USN-426-1. If a user was running Ekiga and listening for incoming calls, a remote attacker could send a crafted call request, and execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected ekiga and / or gnomemeeting packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28029

File Name: ubuntu_USN-434-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ekiga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnomemeeting, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/03/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0999

OSVDB: 33505

USN: 434-1