GLSA-200606-30 : Kiax: Arbitrary code execution

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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-200606-30
(Kiax: Arbitrary code execution)

The iax_net_read function in the iaxclient library fails to properly
handle IAX2 packets with truncated full frames or mini-frames. These
frames are detected in a length check but processed anyway, leading to
buffer overflows.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted IAX2 packet, an attacker could execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Kiax.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-30.xml

Solution :

All Kiax users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/kiax-0.8.5_p1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21791 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-30.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2923