Fedora 7 : centerim-4.22.4-1.fc7.1 (2008-2869)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31749


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes the CVE-2008-1467 security issue by disabling the 'actions' configuration altogether. Furthermore the default web browser is no longer configurable in CenterIM. The links get open in the default web browser configured, using xdg-utils. There won't be any update for centericq. All users of centericq packages are advised to switch to centerim. In Fedora 7 centerim package provides symbolic link 'centericq' that points to centerim binary for compatibility with centericq. Note that centerim packages in later releases of Fedora no longer provide this. CenterIM will automatically use CenterICQ settings if ones are found in all releases of Fedora. This release adds support for new versions of Yahoo IM protocol. Unless you apply this update, you won't be able to use Yahoo IM after April 2nd 2008.
Please note: To avoid compatibility and confidentiality problems with an undocumented protocol transported unencrypted over third-party controlled network, all users of Yahoo IM protocol are encouraged to switch to open and free alternatives, such as XMPP used in Jabber network.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected centerim package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31749

File Name: fedora_2008-2869.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/04/04

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:centerim, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1467

FEDORA: 2008-2869

CWE: 94