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
patches.

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 :

http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/linpopup.txt
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-01.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1282