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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   KDE Vendors:   KDE.org
(KDE Issues Fix) EKG Integer Overflow in 'libgadu.c' May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014541
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014541
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1852   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 21 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): KDE 3.2.3 through 3.4.1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in EKG (libgadu). A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. KDE Kopete is affected.

'ekg/lib/libgadu.c' contains an integer overflow. A remote user can supply specially crafted input to trigger the overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   KDE has issued a fix.

A patch for KDE 3.4.1 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

675008c8bc9d7edf4d0034a398d15cf0 post-3.4.1-kdenetwork-libgadu.patch

A patch for KDE 3.3.2 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

73ebcef42173bf567d473414693898b0 post-3.3.2-kdenetwork-libgadu.patch

A patch for KDE 3.2.3 is available from
ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches :

69e3379085aeaeecf034468d18a900f6 post-3.2.3-kdenetwork-libgadu.patch

Kopete 0.9.x releases starting with 0.9.4 and Kopete 0.10.3 or newer are not vulnerable.

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050721-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 21 2005 EKG Integer Overflow in 'libgadu.c' May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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