Fedora 9 : eggdrop-1.6.19-4.fc9 (2009-5568)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38939


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


mod/server.mod/servmsg.c in Eggheads Eggdrop and Windrop 1.6.19 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted PRIVMSG that causes an empty string to trigger a negative string length copy. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2007-2807. The current remote denial of service is tracked as CVE-2009-1789.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected eggdrop package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38939

File Name: fedora_2009-5568.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/28

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:eggdrop, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1789

BID: 34985

FEDORA: 2009-5568