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|Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-26 ] EnergyMech: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: EnergyMech: Denial of Service (GLSA 200606-26)
Date: June 26, 2006
Updated: July 29, 2006
A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in EnergyMech that is easily exploitable via IRC.
EnergyMech is an IRC bot programmed in C.
Vulnerable: < 3.0.2
Unaffected: >= 3.0.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
A bug in EnergyMech fails to handle empty CTCP NOTICEs correctly, and will cause a crash from a segmentation fault.
By sending an empty CTCP NOTICE, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All EnergyMech users should update to the latest stable version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/emech-3.0.2"
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