FreeBSD : IRC Services-- Denial of Service Vulnerability (e5a9de5f-c6bc-11dc-b9f1-00a0cce0781e)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30030


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in IRC Services, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a Denial of Service. The vulnerability is caused due to the improper handling of overly long passwords within the 'default_encrypt()' function in encrypt.c and can be exploited to crash an affected server.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30030

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e5a9de5fc6bc11dcb9f100a0cce0781e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/21

Modified: 2013/08/09

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:freebsd:freebsd:ircservices, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6122

Secunia: 27761

CWE: 20