GLSA-200701-26 : KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 24311
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VPR Score: 4.4


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-26 (KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability)

KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from an IRC server during the connection process.
Impact :

A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null pointer, resulting in a crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24311

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-26.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/9/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6811

GLSA: 200701-26