GLSA-200512-11 : CenterICQ: 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-200512-11
(CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Gentoo developer Wernfried Haas discovered that when the 'Enable
peer-to-peer communications' option is enabled, CenterICQ opens a port
that insufficiently validates whatever is sent to it. Furthermore,
Zone-H Research reported a buffer overflow in the ktools library.

Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a crash of CenterICQ by sending
packets to the peer-to-peer communications port, and potentially cause
the execution of arbitrary code by enticing a CenterICQ user to edit
overly long contact details.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/centericq-4.21.0-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20352 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3694

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