Fedora 10 : eggdrop-1.6.19-4.fc10 (2009-5572)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38940
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
Descriptionmod/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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected eggdrop package.