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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24311


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: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/09

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2007/01/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6811

OSVDB: 33443

GLSA: 200701-26