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[GLSA-200512-11] CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-11
(CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities)


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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3694
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3863
http://www.zone-h.org/en/advisories/read/id=8480/


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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