Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : eggdrop (MDVSA-2009:126-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38982


The remote Mandriva Linux 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 (CVE-2009-1789).

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected eggdrop package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38982

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-126.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/02

Modified: 2015/03/30

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:mandriva:linux:eggdrop, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1789

BID: 34985

MDVSA: 2009:126-1