Debian: New ekg packages fix denial of service

    Date10 Nov 2008
    CategoryDebian
    2868
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that ekg, a console Gadu Gadu client performs insufficient input sanitising in the code to parse contact descriptions, which may result in denial of service.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1664-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 10, 2008                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ekg
    Vulnerability  : missing input sanitising
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2008-4776
    
    It was discovered that ekg, a console Gadu Gadu client performs
    insufficient input sanitising in the code to parse contact descriptions,
    which may result in denial of service.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:1.7~rc2-1etch2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) and the upcoming stable distribution
    (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.8~rc1-2 of libgadu. 
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ekg package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    37320 1c357cd857b7ef675a14fe103a0965c9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   514073 b4ea482130e163af1456699e2e6983d9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      750 0ff1117467170af0a00db3701bfa3e30
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    75020 32743d8f1c90d89e8fa344609bc3dee3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   161822 79d864a5bb2b5cf7f099647d92f39a86
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   320302 758aa135dad96eda3dff591375046982
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   297518 1c9fcbce7540d6ff538f98710de424b2
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   136580 9ddd7e5e6fb2c3940f426d07bedf3478
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    69742 ce39c6ae5a6b4d6c5f9da1a5b92aee5c
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   135028 c593a1482e5673777dd3b4d1513af5d4
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    67986 905284ffdb2f523c175b5b0590e139f5
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   287590 770c154cbe20f9e5ef9a150eba228f63
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   143792 879b7e4fa25861fb4b0138a64b20df1a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   310140 5187d07159a4bb9937147f411d4e729c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    73874 32e077a057c65aeef4f42028c1beb29e
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    67326 e69788fafa929636e435a7c498d6cbb2
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   287730 bee66bb3ffa81f8d96a611d594c7e6c9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   131298 9455116765cded14599b13def2760856
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   394676 5da127623779c65a6882763d124e106e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    86672 df4d5a3e854546b2107829cae3c52758
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   158010 7a0806cabe1c34094f6488e12381c4ee
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   144930 c7f6dd469d3b41eb46c4e43c1af003d3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   298464 b1d464071ff3e1b6fd5b40c0b1be4b3a
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    66636 3e4eb4be92ab91106ccb079d9537a4ec
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   140696 8031b8d2eefad8db832ee9d399439a6b
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    66494 44c2a30a3b164c7311ac24509b484371
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   297158 19ad2f941ff975a0765a179385042ede
    
    powerpc architecture (PowerPC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   297734 59019fd4f676af28a2ac587761d6613c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    70036 adf3410f5fa8466c8ad9cea0107e1c7e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_powerpc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   136148 42d66957fcf3a59ac69eb2e9eece6ac5
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   134754 3e85a76f4ac6f70917a0edcfbbd1277c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   302854 f445e55ac77cccaa304eb9d86c230515
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    69540 9cd3c7315a827bcfd940660681254106
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/ekg_1.7~rc2-1etch2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   286504 f8cd06af412041a6594765ac36010eb3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu3_1.7~rc2-1etch2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    68618 fd7f69d09515faa187e8970d6dcf82a9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/e/ekg/libgadu-dev_1.7~rc2-1etch2_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   134926 888e34a4ca3055eb40f5cc16d1ed89b7
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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