Gentoo: SILC Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SILC Client, Server, and Toolkit, allowing for Denial of Service and execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200804-27
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SILC: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: April 24, 2008
      Bugs: #212362, #214116, #214812
        ID: 200804-27

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were found in SILC Client, Server, and
Toolkit, allowing for Denial of Service and execution of arbitrary
code.

Background
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SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing protocol) Toolkit is a software
development kit for use in clients, SILC Server is a communication
server, and SILC Client is an IRSSI-based text client.

Affected packages
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    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /  Vulnerable  /                  Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/silc-toolkit       < 1.1.7                        >=3D 1.1.7
  2  net-im/silc-client        < 1.1.4                        >=3D 1.1.4
  3  net-im/silc-server        < 1.1.2                        >=3D 1.1.2
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     3 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
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* Nathan G. Grennan reported a boundary error in SILC Toolkit within
  the silc_fingerprint() function in the file lib/silcutil/silcutil.c
  when passing overly long data, resulting in a stack-based buffer
  overflow (CVE-2008-1227).

* A vulnerability has been reported in SILC Server which is caused
  due to an error in the handling of "NEW_CLIENT" packets that do not
  contain a nickname (CVE-2008-1429).

* Ariel Waissbein, Pedro Varangot, Martin Mizrahi, Oren Isacson,
  Carlos Garcia, and Ivan Arce of Core Security Technologies reported
  that SILC Client, Server, and Toolkit contain a vulnerability in the
  silc_pkcs1_decode() function in the silccrypt library (silcpkcs1.c),
  resulting in an integer underflow, signedness error, and a buffer
  overflow (CVE-2008-1552).

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial
of Service or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SILC Toolkit users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dnet-im/silc-toolkit-1.1.7"

All SILC Client users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dnet-im/silc-client-1.1.4"

All SILC Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dnet-im/silc-server-1.1.2"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1227
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-1227
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-1429
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-1429
  [ 3 ] CVE-2008-1552
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-1552

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-27.xml

Concerns?
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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 2008 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.

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