GLSA-200701-20 : Centericq: Remote buffer overflow in LiveJournal handling
High Nessus Plugin ID 24256
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionCurrently, Centericq is unmaintained. As such, Centericq has been masked in Portage until it is again maintained.
# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge 'net-im/centericq'