GLSA-200606-30 : Kiax: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21791


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21791

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-30.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kiax, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/06/06

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2923

OSVDB: 26176

GLSA: 200606-30