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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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 privileges of the
user running LinPopUp.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16392 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1282