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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200507-26] GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code execution in Gadu library

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code execution in Gadu library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-26
(GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG, libgadu: Remote code execution in Gadu library)


GNU Gadu, CenterICQ, Kadu, EKG and libgadu are vulnerable to an
integer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit the integer overflow to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1852
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/406026/30/


Solution:
All GNU Gadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gnugadu-2.2.6-r1"
All Kadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/kadu-0.4.1"
All EKG users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/ekg-1.6_rc3"
All libgadu users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libgadu-20050719"
All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/centericq-4.20.0-r3"
CenterICQ is no longer distributed with Gadu Gadu support,
affected users are encouraged to migrate to an alternative package.


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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