FreeBSD : IRC Services-- Denial of Service Vulnerability (e5a9de5f-c6bc-11dc-b9f1-00a0cce0781e)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in IRC Services, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a Denial of Service. The
vulnerability is caused due to the improper handling of overly long
passwords within the 'default_encrypt()' function in encrypt.c and can
be exploited to crash an affected server.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f4a8b80f
http://www.nessus.org/u?50e52bd1

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30030 (freebsd_pkg_e5a9de5fc6bc11dcb9f100a0cce0781e.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6122

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