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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201006-07 ] SILC: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: SILC: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201006-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 01, 2010
Bug(s): #284561
ID: 201006-07

Synopsis


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in SILC Toolkit and SILC Client,
the worst of which allowing for execution of arbitrary code.


Background


SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing protocol) Toolkit is a software
development kit for use in clients, and SILC Client is an IRSSI-based
text client.


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/silc-toolkit
Vulnerable: < 1.1.10
Unaffected: >= 1.1.10
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: net-im/silc-client
Vulnerable: < 1.1.8
Unaffected: >= 1.1.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in SILC Toolkit and SILC
Client. For further information please consult the CVE entries
referenced below.


Impact


A remote attacker could overwrite stack locations and possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted OID value, Content-Length header or format
string specifiers in a nickname field or channel name.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All SILC Toolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/silc-toolkit-1.1.10"

All SILC Client users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/silc-client-1.1.8"


References

CVE-2008-7159
CVE-2008-7160
CVE-2009-3051
CVE-2009-3163
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