FreeBSD : weechat -- Crash or freeze when decoding IRC colors in strings (e02c572f-2af0-11e2-bb44-003067b2972c)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Sebastien Helleu reports :

A buffer overflow is causing a crash or freeze of WeeChat when
decoding IRC colors in strings.

Workaround for a non-patched version : /set irc.network.colors_receive
off

See also :

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=173513
http://weechat.org/security/
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?37704
http://www.nessus.org/u?9a93ad33

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62887 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5854

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