GLSA 200512-11 CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/20/2005 12:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - CenterICQ: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200512-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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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
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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
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/centericq lt; 4.21.0-r2 gt;= 4.21.0-r2

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All CenterICQ users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
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[ 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„80/

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-200512-11.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 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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