GLSA-200606-26 : EnergyMech: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21759


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-26 (EnergyMech: Denial of Service)

A bug in EnergyMech fails to handle empty CTCP NOTICEs correctly, and will cause a crash from a segmentation fault.
Impact :

By sending an empty CTCP NOTICE, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All EnergyMech users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/emech-3.0.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21759

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200606-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/06/27

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:emech, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3293

OSVDB: 26859

GLSA: 200606-26