GLSA-200801-13 : ngIRCd: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 30118


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-13 (ngIRCd: Denial of Service)

The IRC_PART() function in the file irc-channel.c does not properly check the number of parameters, referencing an invalid pointer if no channel is supplied.
Impact :

A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to crash the ngIRCd daemon.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ngIRCd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/ngircd-0.10.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 30118

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/29

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:ngircd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0285

OSVDB: 40337

GLSA: 200801-13