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[GLSA-200701-26] KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-26
(KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability)


KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
an IRC server during the connection process.

Impact

A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc
client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null
pointer, resulting in a crash.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6811


Solution:
All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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