Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ekiga, gnomemeeting vulnerability (USN-434-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28029
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ekiga and / or gnomemeeting packages.