GLSA-200904-04 : WeeChat: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-04
(WeeChat: Denial of Service)

Sebastien Helleu reported an array out-of-bounds error in the colored
message handling.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted PRIVMSG command,
possibly leading to a Denial of Service (application crash).

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All WeeChat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/weechat-'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36092 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34148

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0661