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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-4897

Original release date: 09/14/2007
Last revised: 06/13/2011


pwlib, as used by Ekiga 2.0.5 and possibly other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long argument to the PString::vsprintf function, related to a "memory management flaw". NOTE: this issue was originally reported as being in the SIPURL::GetHostAddress function in Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting).


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:206
External Source: XF
Name: ekiga-sipurlgethostaddress-dos(36568)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://openh323.cvs.sourceforge.net/openh323/opal/src/sip/sipcon.cxx?r1=
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070912 S21SEC-036-EN Ekiga <= 2.0.5 Denial of service
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blog.s21sec.com/2007/09/sobre-la-vulnerabilidad-del-ekiga.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.s21sec.com/avisos/s21sec-036-en.txt
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070912 S21SEC-036-EN Ekiga <= 2.0.5 Denial of service
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=292831
External Source: BID
Name: 25642
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-561-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0932
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10928
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018683
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3138

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10928
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)