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[GLSA-200606-26] EnergyMech: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
EnergyMech: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-26
(EnergyMech: Denial of Service)


A bug in EnergyMech fails to handle empty CTCP NOTICEs correctly, and
will cause a crash from a segmentation fault.

Impact

By sending an empty CTCP NOTICE, a remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.energymech.net/versions-3.0.html


Solution:
All EnergyMech users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/emech-3.0.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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