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[GLSA-200507-23] Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-23
(Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library)


Kopete contains an internal copy of libgadu and is therefore
subject to several input validation vulnerabilities in libgadu.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code or crash Kopete.

Workaround

Delete all Gadu Gadu contacts.

References:
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050721-1.txt
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1852


Solution:
All Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdenetwork
All KDE Split Ebuild Kopete users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kopete-3.4.1-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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