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[GLSA-200501-01] LinPopUp: Buffer overflow in message reply

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
LinPopUp: Buffer overflow in message reply

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-01
(LinPopUp: Buffer overflow in message reply)


Stephen Dranger discovered that LinPopUp contains a buffer
overflow in string.c, triggered when replying to a remote user message.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious message that, when
replied using LinPopUp, would exploit the buffer overflow. This would
result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the
user running LinPopUp.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1282
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/linpopup.txt


Solution:
All LinPopUp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/linpopup-2.0.4-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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