GLSA-200801-13 : ngIRCd: 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-200801-13
(ngIRCd: Denial of Service)

The IRC_PART() function in the file irc-channel.c does not properly
check the number of parameters, referencing an invalid pointer if no
channel is supplied.

Impact :

A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to crash the ngIRCd

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ngIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/ngircd-0.10.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30118 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0285

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