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[ GLSA 200701-26 ] KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:49:09 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200701-26
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability
      Date: January 29, 2007
   Updated: January 30, 2007
      Bugs: #159658
        ID: 200701-26

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Synopsis
========

KSirc is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Background
==========

KSirc is the default KDE IRC client.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
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  1  kde-base/ksirc     < 3.5.5-r1                         >= 3.5.5-r1

Description
===========

KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
an IRC server during the connection process.

Impact
======

A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc
client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null
pointer, resulting in a crash.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-6811
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6811

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-26.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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