Public Date:
883058: CVE-2012-5621 ekiga: DoS (crash) after receiving call from other party with not UTF-8 valid name

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

lib/engine/components/opal/opal-call.cpp in ekiga before 4.0.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an OPAL connection with a party name that contains invalid UTF-8 strings.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5621 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the version of ekiga as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue affects the version of ekiga as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ekiga Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ekiga Not affected