GLSA-200712-12 : IRC Services: 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-200712-12
(IRC Services: Denial of Service)

loverboy reported that the 'default_encrypt()' function in file
encrypt.c does not properly handle overly long passwords.

Impact :

A remote attacker could provide an overly long password to the
vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All IRC Services users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/ircservices-5.0.63'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29717 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6122

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