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Gentoo: CenterICQ Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo CenterICQ is vulnerable to a Denial of Service issue, and also potentially to the execution of arbitrary code through an included vulnerable ktools library.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200512-11
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: December 20, 2005
      Bugs: #100519, #114038
        ID: 200512-11

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Synopsis
========

CenterICQ is vulnerable to a Denial of Service issue, and also
potentially to the execution of arbitrary code through an included
vulnerable ktools library.

Background
==========

CenterICQ is a text-based instant messaging interface that supports
multiple protocols. It includes the ktools library, which provides
text-mode user interface controls.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /   Vulnerable   /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/centericq      < 4.21.0-r2                    >= 4.21.0-r2

Description
===========

Gentoo developer Wernfried Haas discovered that when the "Enable
peer-to-peer communications" option is enabled, CenterICQ opens a port
that insufficiently validates whatever is sent to it. Furthermore,
Zone-H Research reported a buffer overflow in the ktools library.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could cause a crash of CenterICQ by sending packets
to the peer-to-peer communications port, and potentially cause the
execution of arbitrary code by enticing a CenterICQ user to edit overly
long contact details.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/centericq-4.21.0-r2"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2005-3694
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3694
  [ 2 ] CVE-2005-3863
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3863
  [ 3 ] Zone-H Research ZRCSA 200503
        http://www.zone-h.org/en/advisories/read/id=8480/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200512-11.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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