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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:28 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200512-11 ] CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200512-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 20, 2005
Bug(s): #100519, #114038
ID: 200512-11

Synopsis

CenterICQ is vulnerable to a Denial of Service issue, and also potentially to the execution of arbitrary code through an included vulnerable ktools library.

Background

CenterICQ is a text-based instant messaging interface that supports multiple protocols. It includes the ktools library, which provides text-mode user interface controls.

Affected Packages

Package: net-im/centericq
Vulnerable: < 4.21.0-r2
Unaffected: >= 4.21.0-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Gentoo developer Wernfried Haas discovered that when the "Enable peer-to-peer communications" option is enabled, CenterICQ opens a port that insufficiently validates whatever is sent to it. Furthermore, Zone-H Research reported a buffer overflow in the ktools library.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a crash of CenterICQ by sending packets to the peer-to-peer communications port, and potentially cause the execution of arbitrary code by enticing a CenterICQ user to edit overly long contact details.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/centericq-4.21.0-r2"


References

CVE-2005-3694
CVE-2005-3863
Zone-H Research ZRCSA 200503


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