GLSA-201006-07 : SILC: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201006-07
(SILC: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in SILC Toolkit and SILC
Client. For further information please consult the CVE entries
referenced below.

Impact :

A remote attacker could overwrite stack locations and possibly execute
arbitrary code via a crafted OID value, Content-Length header or format
string specifiers in a nickname field or channel name.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All SILC Toolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/silc-toolkit-1.1.10'
All SILC Client users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/silc-client-1.1.8'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 46774 (gentoo_GLSA-201006-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36194

CVE ID: CVE-2008-7159