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

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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-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 :

An attacker 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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-20.xml

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'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24256 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0160