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GLSA: bitchx (200303-21)
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:56:55 +0100

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-21
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          PACKAGE : bitchx
          SUMMARY : buffer overflow
             DATE : 2003-03-24 11:56 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <1.0.19-r5
    FIXED VERSION : >=1.0.19-r5
              CVE : 

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- From advisory:

"Full of sprintf() calls and relying on BIG_BUFFER_SIZE being large 
enough. There's multiple ways to exploit it by giving 
near-BIG_BUFFER_SIZE strings in various places."

Read the full advisory at:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104766521328322&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-irc/bitchx upgrade to bitchx-1.0.19-r5 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge bitchx
emerge clean

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aliz () gentoo org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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