Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : BitchX (MDKSA-2000:017)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61815


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A denial of service vulnerability exists in BitchX. Improper handling of incoming invitation messages can crash the client. Any user on IRC can send the client an invitation message that causes BitchX to segfault.


Update the affected BitchX package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61815

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:BitchX, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/07/07

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:017