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EnergyMech denial of service

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

  • Vendor: Gentoo
  • Vendor ID: GLSA 200606-26
  • Date: June 26, 2006


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200606-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: EnergyMech: Denial of Service
Date: June 26, 2006
Bugs: #132749
ID: 200606-26

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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
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/emech < 3.0.2 >= 3.0.2

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:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/emech-3.0.2"

References
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[ 1 ] EnergyMech Changelog
http://www.energymech.net/versions-3.0.html

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200606-26.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
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 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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