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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN162-1 : ekg vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ekg vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- ekg
- libgadu-dev
- libgadu3


Description :

Marcin Owsiany and Wojtek Kaniewski discovered that some contributed
scripts (contrib/ekgh, contrib/ekgnv.sh, and contrib/getekg.sh) in the
ekg package created temporary files in an insecure way, which permited
exploitation of a race condition to create or overwrite files with the
rights of the user invoking the script. (CVE-2005-1850)

Marcin Owsiany and Wojtek Kaniewski discovered a shell command
injection vulnerability in a contributed utility
(contrib/scripts/ekgbot-pre1.py). By sending specially crafted content
to the bot, a possible hacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running ekgbot. (CVE-2005-1851)

Marcin Ślusarz discovered an integer overflow in the Gadu library. By
sending a specially crafted incoming message, a remote attacker could
execute arbitrary code with the rights of the application using
libgadu. (CVE-2005-1852)

Eric Romang discovered that another contributed script
(contrib/scripts/linki.py) created temporary files in an insecure way,
whi
[...]

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- ekg-1.5-4ubuntu1.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libgadu-dev-1.5-4ubuntu1.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libgadu3-1.5-4ubuntu1.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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