Fedora 9 : eggdrop-1.6.19-4.fc9 (2009-5568)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

mod/server.mod/servmsg.c in Eggheads Eggdrop and Windrop 1.6.19 and
earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
via a crafted PRIVMSG that causes an empty string to trigger a
negative string length copy. NOTE: this issue exists because of an
incorrect fix for CVE-2007-2807. The current remote denial of service
is tracked as CVE-2009-1789.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502650
http://www.nessus.org/u?7780eb13

Solution :

Update the affected eggdrop package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38939 (fedora_2009-5568.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34985

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1789

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