[Karmic] Upgrade Ekiga to 3.2.6

Bug #435295 reported by Yannick Defais
This bug affects 5 people
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ekiga (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Yannick Defais

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ekiga


Yesterday, the ekiga team released Ekiga 3.2.6 which is a big step for stability/security. Please upgrade to Kamic version to 3.2.6.

I made packages for Karmic (and Jaunty) here:

** User-visible fixes
- Fixed crashes shown as assertion failed in
- Fixed crash when device list is empty or contains non-latin1 characters
- Fixed crash when pressing shift-f10 (popup menu) in Preferences window
- Fixed possible crash when garbage collecting REGISTER requests
- Fixed possible segfault when receiving a NOTIFY
- Fixed freeze by preventing SIP handlers retry timer from executing
  during destruction
- Fixed freeze during packet write
- Fixed "Lockup after a day of idle" in publishing code
- Fixed various deadlocks in the OPAL subscription code
- Added "%limit" workaround for registrars which refuse several
  contacts during registration
- Fixed "Contacts never go offline"
- Fixed "New SIP account mangles fields if Authentications User is empty"
- Make sure the output device is set before a call
- Fixed port handling when registering to a proxy with a non-standard port
- Fixed "In some circumstances, smileys are not displayed graphically"
- Improved audio latency when not collecting all of the audio data
- Fixed the newmessage.wav file
- Fixed "Accounts were automatically active after editing them"
- Make possible to register e.g. user@a.b as user name as required by
  some providers
- Remove deprecated "Encoding" field from desktop file

** Protocol fixes
- Fixed problem with REGISTER IntervalTooBrief response handling not
  using correct interface for new transaction
- Fixed "480 Temporarily Unavailable" response handling
- Fixed problem with doing DNS lookup when using explicit proxy or
  presence agent
- Fixed problem with PUBLISH using wrong expiry after Interval Too Brief
- If we find no authentication information when subscribing, keep trying
  as it could become available at a later stage
- Changed so does not put both global and media specific connection
  addresses in SDP if they are the same (needed for freephonie SIP
- Fixed support for unusual SIP "start with hold", that is an initial
  offer INVITE with a connection address of
- Fixed failure to retry (after a suitable period) REGISTER/SUBSCRIBE
  if get transport level timeout
- Added closing of our local media streams if remote sends a re-INVITE
  and leaves out streams (e.g. video) that were there previously
- Fixed problems when can not bind to any interface
- Fixed various problems with some SDP options
- Fixed regression where the username would be lost from the Contact
- Fixed invalid request-uri in BYE request
- Fixed issue with overlapping INVITEs
- Fixed H.263-1998 plug in compilation, by asking latest avcodec
- Fixed "OpalBitRateCalculator limits bitrates"
- Fixed "SIP wrong response on a failed REFER-request"
- Fixed "SIP: OK response to CANCEL incomplete"
- Do not send "100 Trying" message when receiving a NOTIFY message
- Fixed incorrect register/subscribe refresh timer calculation

** Build fixes
- Support building on kFreeBSD
- Fixed problem with moving libsoup api
- Various fixes for SIP and H323 configuration
- Fixed "A build error when generating SunAudio ptlib plugin"
- Fixed "The video convertor of YUY2toYUV420P in ptlib does not work"
- Fixed "The absence of libv4l2 should not block V4L2 ptlib plugin"
- and other minor changes

** Windows port fixes
- Thanks to Michael Rickmann's continuous work, Windows port has
  reached a quality almost comparable to GNU/Linux version. We invite
  people to test it, see ekiga wiki. Some improvements:
  - shortened audio delay
  - DirectX video input and output
  - device name handling
  - fixed audio volume
  - fixed building with mingw
  - made so the linker doesn't find main on win32
  - Keep the output sound volume across calls

** Distributor-visible changes
- Changed default for AVC plug in to be disabled until someone fixes
  the plug in
- Note: Pulse audio server does not play nicely with ekiga, very high
  latencies are noticed

** Translation fixes
- Updated translations: ar, bn, et, ga, hi, hu, ko, lt, ml, nb, sr,
  sr@latin, uk, zh_HK, zh_TW
- New translations: ca@valencia
- Updated help translations: de

Best regards,

Yannick Defais (sevmek)
visibility: private → public
security vulnerability: yes → no
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Yannick Defais (sevmek) wrote :

"- Fixed possible segfault when receiving a NOTIFY"
means a crafted UDP packet from internet can crash ekiga, it is a security issue, isn't?

security vulnerability: no → yes
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Kees Cook (kees) wrote :

In general we don't include client DoS issues. Is there a reproducer for the problem?

security vulnerability: yes → no
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Yannick Defais (sevmek) wrote :


ptlib 2.6.5 and opal 3.6.6 are in the new queue for debian:

Ekiga 3.2.6 will follow soon.

All of them should be published in debian in 2-5 days.

Best regards,

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Yannick Defais (sevmek) wrote :

@Kees Cook,

The DoS issue is probably this one:

It includes a wireshark trace, and is reported as 100% reproducible.

Best regards,

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Jeremy Nickurak (nickurak) wrote :

Upgraded to 3.2.6 in ppa: https://launchpad.net/~sevmek/+archive/ekiga-released

Went from useless (constant crashes, incredibally choppy audio, no audio whatsoever after about 2 seconds) to perfect.

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joeclarkia (joeclark) wrote :

Is there something holding this up from being in the main repositories? Ekiga (3.2.5) is seg-faulting fairly regularly for me -- guessing this new version will improve things.

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Logan Rosen (logan) wrote :

Karmic reached EOL, so I am marking this bug as Invalid. Please upgrade to a newer version of Ubuntu if you would like to use a more recent version of Ekiga. Thanks!

Changed in ekiga (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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