Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : BitchX (MDKSA-2000:079)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 61865
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionTwo bugs exist in the BitchX IRC client. A possible stack overflow condition exists if a malformed DNS answer is processed by the client, and the second bug allows this malformed DNS record to be embedded in a valid DNS packet. Without the second bug, the malformed DNS record wouldn't be processed 'correctly.'
SolutionUpdate the affected BitchX package.