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|Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200701-20 ] Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in Live
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling (GLSA 200701-20)
Date: January 24, 2007
Centericq does not properly handle communications with the LiveJournal service, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.
Centericq is a text mode menu-driven and window-driven instant messaging interface.
Vulnerable: <= 4.21.0-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
When interfacing with the LiveJournal service, Centericq does not appropriately allocate memory for incoming data, in some cases creating a buffer overflow.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Currently, Centericq is unmaintained. As such, Centericq has been masked in Portage until it is again maintained.
|# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge "net-im/centericq" |