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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200701-20 ] Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in Live Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling (GLSA 200701-20)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 24, 2007
Bug(s): #160793
ID: 200701-20

Synopsis

Centericq does not properly handle communications with the LiveJournal service, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Centericq is a text mode menu-driven and window-driven instant messaging interface.

Affected Packages

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


Description

When interfacing with the LiveJournal service, Centericq does not appropriately allocate memory for incoming data, in some cases creating a buffer overflow.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to connect to an unofficial LiveJournal server causing Centericq to read specially crafted data from the server, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Centericq.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

Currently, Centericq is unmaintained. As such, Centericq has been masked in Portage until it is again maintained.
Code:
# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge "net-im/centericq"


References

CVE-2007-0160
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