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[GLSA-200501-40] ngIRCd: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ngIRCd: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-40
(ngIRCd: Buffer overflow)


Florian Westphal discovered a buffer overflow caused by an integer
underflow in the Lists_MakeMask() function of lists.c.

Impact

A remote attacker can exploit this buffer overflow to crash the
ngIRCd daemon and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of
the ngIRCd daemon process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://arthur.ath.cx/pipermail/ngircd-ml/2005-January/000228.html


Solution:
All ngIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/ngIRCd-0.8.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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