Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200512-11] CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 i5 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7
$135.0
Lenovo ThinkPad T420 i5 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 pictureDell E5420 Intel Core i3 2310M 2.10GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7
$125.0
Dell E5420 Intel Core i3 2310M 2.10GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 pictureHP Compaq Pro 6300 MT Intel i3-3220 3.30GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro
$110.0
HP Compaq Pro 6300 MT Intel i3-3220 3.30GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Windows 10 Pro pictureLenovo ThinkPad T420 i5 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7
$140.0
Lenovo ThinkPad T420 i5 2.50GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.