Centericq does not properly handle communications with the LiveJournal service, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-im/centericq on all architectures|
|Affected versions||<= 4.21.0-r2|
Centericq is a text mode menu-driven and window-driven instant messaging interface.
When interfacing with the LiveJournal service, Centericq does not appropriately allocate memory for incoming data, in some cases creating a buffer overflow.
An attacker could entice a user to connect to an unofficial LiveJournal server causing Centericq to read specially crafted data from the server, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Centericq.
There is no known workaround at this time.
Currently, Centericq is unmaintained. As such, Centericq has been masked in Portage until it is again maintained.
# emerge --ask --verbose --unmerge "net-im/centericq"
January 24, 2007
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