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


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Rechargeable Capacitive Touch Screen Pen Stylus iPhone iPad iPod Samsung Pencil
$19.9
Rechargeable Capacitive Touch Screen Pen Stylus iPhone iPad iPod Samsung Pencil pictureSamsung LC27F591FDNXZA 27-inch Curved LED Monitor - 1080p - 3000:1 - 4 ms - 250
$243.51
Samsung LC27F591FDNXZA 27-inch Curved LED Monitor - 1080p - 3000:1 - 4 ms - 250 pictureSamsung 250GB 750 EVO SSD SATA III 2.5" MZ-750250
$26.99
Samsung 250GB 750 EVO SSD SATA III 2.5Samsung 860 EVO MZ-76E1T0B/AM 1 TB Solid State Drive - SATA (SATA/600) - 2.5"
$125.59
Samsung 860 EVO MZ-76E1T0B/AM 1 TB Solid State Drive - SATA (SATA/600) - 2.5


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.