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Debian: New ekg packages fix arbitrary code execution

Marcin Slusarz discovered two integer overflow vulnerabilities in libgadu, a library provided and used by ekg, a console Gadu Gadu client, an instant messaging program, that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 767-1                                        Martin Schulze
July 27th, 2005               
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Package        : ekg
Vulnerability  : integer overflows
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1852

Marcin Slusarz discovered two integer overflow vulnerabilities in
libgadu, a library provided and used by ekg, a console Gadu Gadu
client, an instant messaging program, that could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code.

The library is also used by other packages such as kopete, which
should be restarted to take effect of this update.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain an ekg package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.5+20050411-5.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.5+20050718+1.6rc3-1.

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 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      755 0a4dd15d5f23220c73d696d62265c1d4
      Size/MD5 checksum:    41235 8669470feccbca9de2ac450552d6eb71
      Size/MD5 checksum:   495079 bc246779de6f6c97f289e60b60db6c14

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   310850 fe81e27bb04240c67ff3f31f4fadcffd
      Size/MD5 checksum:   151162 dc0eb72185be0e3cf7d1c4e612129d68
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69440 79294f2cb200c635e795b9d912897efb

  ARM architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:   129172 8d92dd6bec4e540903b5b6640a410230
      Size/MD5 checksum:    62356 625c93deb1e18425278102826c827f31

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   269532 1f13f412b2b2023f73ef5e9bbc5154e5
      Size/MD5 checksum:   126228 0626fecd7597e951c44c189e3e660a4d
      Size/MD5 checksum:    63318 9aedc4189316ec9dc26c1157e1f92354

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   355246 03573f0afd474c1bad8520579b4c6a21
      Size/MD5 checksum:   150102 2f1d0a6785e0ff778dbb5f233bfee220
      Size/MD5 checksum:    80026 3739d8bc070f2407e9ba99d6582ac656

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   287940 97188e3e8ec38f3498371bbaf67da44f
      Size/MD5 checksum:   135536 dc8ea782a4ac0919efd6410e1b45a228
      Size/MD5 checksum:    68934 25b7ec8ead9cfd53953edda6a4c915e7

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   248620 4e62eeab49baa0ff741a1ac422114496
      Size/MD5 checksum:   121684 56c8215a9343634f7c93f27751aa6016
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61942 a5cab76724489bb8e0bb06c39bcd712c

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   280808 8cac6453dcf26e96235e67eccaaba0f8
      Size/MD5 checksum:   131956 b705e567569d4592c87f7a805c44eabb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61734 a3f3570b19442fef834adcb9d28c325f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   280478 4cd7aaa3049100c4a13157faafd46298
      Size/MD5 checksum:   131922 a4b4f35bbdf10f285b9d9c8cb456d789
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61748 23f0431d1e8e7b7907e014c513496efb

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   280580 44ad19fb83111a81fddd1236b80f3ee8
      Size/MD5 checksum:   131614 ee93119d08312377273561e61812bf93
      Size/MD5 checksum:    65722 96491a7ed70baa39d8c8279f212408f9

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   279066 816a56d92d17909983bed5b4984078d3
      Size/MD5 checksum:   128784 313ce32bf5b962305dbfa9122183a55f
      Size/MD5 checksum:    64208 a11b06985d689bf7090dcc87791060cc

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:   269476 e290e65311a8ac297a9b2ccd44bc670e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   128170 7727d61fc8393d8e607c3c22a8e55921
      Size/MD5 checksum:    64270 77f34112d75dfe4f001f69f09894864f

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

Version: GnuPG v1.4.1 (GNU/Linux)


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