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[GLSA-200701-20] Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-20
(Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling)


When interfacing with the LiveJournal service, Centericq does not
appropriately allocate memory for incoming data, in some cases creating
a buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0160


Solution:
Currently, Centericq is unmaintained. As such, Centericq has been
masked in Portage until it is again maintained.
# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge "net-im/centericq"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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