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kopete CLA-2003:665





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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : kopete
SUMMARY   : Remote command execution vulnerability
DATE      : 2003-06-27 15:44:00
ID        : CLA-2003:665
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 9

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DESCRIPTION
 Kopete is a KDE instant messaging system with support for multiple
 protocols.
  
 A vulnerability[1] in the GnuPG plugin in kopete versions prior to
 0.6.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands in the
 client context by sending specially crafted messages to it. This
 update includes kopete 0.6.2, which fixes this vulnerability and adds
 several other bugfixes. A complete changelog[2] can be seen in the
 project's home page.
 
 The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned
 the name CAN-2003-0256 to this issue[3].


SOLUTION
 All kopete users should upgrade.
 
 
 REFERENCES:
 1.http://bugzilla.conectiva.com.br/show_bug.cgi?id=8770
 2.http://kopete.kde.org/index.php?page=newsstory&news=Kopete_releases_version_0.6.2
 3.http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0256


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/kopete-0.6.2-27178U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/kopete-0.6.2-27178U90_2cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2003 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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