LinPopUp: Buffer overflow in message reply — GLSA 200501-01

LinPopUp contains a buffer overflow potentially allowing execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-im/linpopup on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.0.4-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.0.4-r1

Background

LinPopUp is a graphical application that acts as a frontend to Samba client messaging functions, allowing a Linux desktop to communicate with a Microsoft Windows computer that runs Winpopup.

Description

Stephen Dranger discovered that LinPopUp contains a buffer overflow in string.c, triggered when replying to a remote user message.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious message that, when replied using LinPopUp, would exploit the buffer overflow. This would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running LinPopUp.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All LinPopUp users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/linpopup-2.0.4-r1"

References

Release Date
January 04, 2005

Latest Revision
January 04, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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