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Bug 229262 - CVE-2007-0999 Ekiga format string flaw (CVE-2007-1006)
CVE-2007-0999 Ekiga format string flaw (CVE-2007-1006)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ekiga (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2007-02-19 15:13 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0087
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-14 10:59:36 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0087 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: ekiga security update 2007-03-14 10:59:16 EDT

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Description Josh Bressers 2007-02-19 15:13:04 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #229259 +++

A format string flaw was found in the way Ekiga processes certain messages form
remote clients.  This flaw could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary
code as the user running Ekiga.

This flaw also affects FC5

-- Additional comment from bressers@redhat.com on 2007-02-19 15:01 EST --
Created an attachment (id=148361)
Upstream patch extracted from SVN
Comment 4 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2007-02-28 19:20:33 EST
They are building now, task  


I wasn't sure whether these would go into -qu-candiate or -candiate, so I took a
Comment 6 Mark J. Cox 2007-03-05 11:34:00 EST
failed qa as there is a double vsnprintf which strips the first %s.  Looks like
a bug.  Possible fix: 

--- main.cpp.orig       2007-03-05 11:31:49.000000000 -0500
+++ main.cpp    2007-03-05 11:33:02.000000000 -0500
@@ -4233,8 +4233,6 @@
   GmWindow *mw = NULL;
-  char buffer [1025];
   g_return_if_fail (main_window != NULL);
   mw = gm_mw_get_mw (main_window);
@@ -4242,8 +4240,7 @@
   va_list args;
   va_start (args, msg);
-  vsnprintf (buffer, 1024, msg, args);
-  gm_statusbar_flash_message (GM_STATUSBAR (mw->statusbar), buffer);
+  gm_statusbar_flash_message (GM_STATUSBAR (mw->statusbar), msg, args);
   va_end (args);
Comment 7 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2007-03-05 15:00:27 EST
New packages that will hopefully fix - see ekiga-2_0_2-7_0_1
Comment 8 Mark J. Cox 2007-03-07 04:35:46 EST
Failed qa due to a double vsnprintf which opened up the format string flaws; so
CVE-2007-0999 for the new format string flaws.

Comment 12 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-14 10:59:36 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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