GLSA-200606-26 : EnergyMech: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.energymech.net/versions-3.0.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-26.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21759 (gentoo_GLSA-200606-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3293