USN-426-1: Ekiga vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-426-1

22nd February, 2007

ekiga, gnomemeeting vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Ubuntu 5.10


Mu Security discovered a format string vulnerability in Ekiga. If a
user was running Ekiga and listening for incoming calls, a remote
attacker could send a crafted call request, and execute arbitrary code
with the user's privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 6.10:
ekiga 2.0.3-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
ekiga 2.0.1-0ubuntu6.1
Ubuntu 5.10:
gnomemeeting 1.2.2-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Ekiga to effect the
necessary changes.


CVE-2007-1006, CVE-2007-1007