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Red Hat: Updated ekiga packages fix security issues

Ekiga is a tool to communicate with video and audio over the Internet. Format string flaws were found in the way Ekiga processes certain messages. If a user is running Ekiga, a remote attacker who can connect to Ekiga could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: ekiga security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0087-02
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0087.html
Issue date:        2007-03-13
Updated on:        2007-03-14
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-0999 CVE-2007-1006 
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1. Summary:

Updated ekiga packages that fix security issues are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

Ekiga is a tool to communicate with video and audio over the Internet.

Format string flaws were found in the way Ekiga processes certain messages.
If a user is running Ekiga, a remote attacker who can connect to Ekiga
could trigger this flaw and potentially execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2007-0999, CVE-2007-1006)

Users of Ekiga should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188


5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

229262 - CVE-2007-0999 Ekiga format string flaw (CVE-2007-1006)

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm
8b8f08aca0e186151d75393b4f0d530f  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm

i386:
81bdab90f5d9f115409057e2802416a7  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm
bcc1c8be2530a366044d57306f84f189  ekiga-debuginfo-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
a8f36138642f048f9622bfca2b3dbad2  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm
4e0f2bb06b98810ef5a98978877010ab  ekiga-debuginfo-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

SRPMS:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm
8b8f08aca0e186151d75393b4f0d530f  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.src.rpm

i386:
81bdab90f5d9f115409057e2802416a7  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm
bcc1c8be2530a366044d57306f84f189  ekiga-debuginfo-2.0.2-7.0.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
a8f36138642f048f9622bfca2b3dbad2  ekiga-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm
4e0f2bb06b98810ef5a98978877010ab  ekiga-debuginfo-2.0.2-7.0.2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0999
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1006
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
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