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Bug 229266

Summary: CVE-2007-1007 gnomemeeting format string flaw
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: Josh Bressers <bressers>
Component: gnomemeetingAssignee: Monty <cmontgom>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: urgent Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 4.0CC: kem
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=critical,source=secunia,reported=20070219,public=20070213
Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0086 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-02-20 12:06:15 UTC Type: ---
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Description Josh Bressers 2007-02-19 20:37:42 UTC
+++ 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 gnomemeeting

This flaw also affects RHEL3

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2007-02-19 20:44:22 UTC
<mjcox> well a case of replacing   gnomemeeting_log_insert (msg); with  
gnomemeeting_log_insert ("%s",msg); etc

Comment 3 Mark J. Cox 2007-02-20 08:56:09 UTC
I think it's important to note that the format string flaws in Ekiga are not the
same as the format string flaws in Gnomemeeting, although they are of a similar
root cause..  In Ekiga this occurs because the remote name is passed to a
display function as a format string, in GnomeMeeting because the remote name is
passed to a logging function as a format string.  Therefore there are two CVE
names even though the way to trigger these flaws is the same (connect with a
malicious name).

Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-02-20 12:06:15 UTC
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,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0086.html