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Kopete: Vulnerability in included Gadu library


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200507-23 / kopete
Release Date July 25, 2005
Latest Revision July 25, 2005: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
kde-base/kdenetwork < 3.4.1-r1 >= 3.4.1-r1, revision >= 3.3.2-r2 All supported architectures
kde-base/kopete < 3.4.1-r1 >= 3.4.1-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #99754


Kopete is vulnerable to several input validation vulnerabilities which may lead to execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


KDE is a feature-rich graphical desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like Operating Systems. Kopete (also part of kdenetwork) is the KDE Instant Messenger.


Kopete contains an internal copy of libgadu and is therefore subject to several input validation vulnerabilities in libgadu.


A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or crash Kopete.

3.  Resolution Information


Delete all Gadu Gadu contacts.


All Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose kde-base/kdenetwork

All KDE Split Ebuild Kopete users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/kopete-3.4.1-r1"

4.  References


Page updated July 25, 2005

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