GLSA-200903-26 : TMSNC: Execution of arbitrary code

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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-200903-26
(TMSNC: Execution of arbitrary code)

Nico Golde reported a stack-based buffer overflow when processing a MSN
packet with a UBX command containing a large UBX payload length field.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Since TMSNC is no longer maintained, we recommend that users unmerge
the vulnerable package and switch to another console-based MSN client
such as CenterIM or Pebrot:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-im/tmsnc'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35916 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2828

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