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

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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-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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200701-26.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24311 (gentoo_GLSA-200701-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6811