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CESA-2007:0932: pwlib security update

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CESA-2007:0932: pwlib security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/14/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated pwlib packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PWLib is a library used to support cross-platform applications. In CentOS Linux 5, the Ekiga teleconferencing application uses PWLib. A memory management flaw was discovered in PWLib. An attacker could use this flaw to crash an application, such as Ekiga, which is linked with pwlib (CVE-2007-4897). Users should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-pwlib
  • centos-upgrade-pwlib-devel

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