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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 35916


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


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.


Since TMSNC is no longer maintained, we recommend that users unmerge the vulnerable package and switch to another console-based MSN client such as CenterIM or Pebrot: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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 35916

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/13

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2828

OSVDB: 46640

GLSA: 200903-26

CWE: 119