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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200606-26 ] EnergyMech: Denial of Service Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: EnergyMech: Denial of Service (GLSA 200606-26)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 26, 2006
Updated: July 29, 2006
Bug(s): #132749
ID: 200606-26

Synopsis

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in EnergyMech that is easily exploitable via IRC.

Background

EnergyMech is an IRC bot programmed in C.

Affected Packages

Package: net-irc/emech
Vulnerable: < 3.0.2
Unaffected: >= 3.0.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A bug in EnergyMech fails to handle empty CTCP NOTICEs correctly, and will cause a crash from a segmentation fault.

Impact

By sending an empty CTCP NOTICE, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All EnergyMech users should update to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/emech-3.0.2"


References

EnergyMech Changelog
CVE-2006-3293


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