GLSA-200703-12 : SILC Server: 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-200703-12
(SILC Server: Denial of Service)

Frank Benkstein discovered a possible NULL pointer dereference in
apps/silcd/command.c if a new channel is created without specifying a
valid hmac or cipher algorithm name.

Impact :

A remote attacker could cause the server to crash, resulting in a
Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200703-12.xml

Solution :

All SILC Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/silc-server-1.0.2-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24829 (gentoo_GLSA-200703-12.nasl)

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