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[GLSA-200411-24] BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-24
(BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


Leon Juranic discovered that BNC fails to do proper bounds
checking when checking server response.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this to cause a Denial of Service and
potentially execute arbitary code with the permissions of the user
running BNC.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://gotbnc.com/changes.html
http://security.lss.hr/en/index.php?page=details&ID=LSS-2004-11-03


Solution:
All BNC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/bnc-2.9.1"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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