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[GLSA-200411-24] BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-24
(BNC: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
Leon Juranic discovered that BNC fails to do proper bounds
checking when checking server response.
A possible hacker could exploit this to cause a Denial of Service and
potentially execute arbitary code with the permissions of the user
There is no known workaround at this time.
All BNC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/bnc-2.9.1"
Threat Level: High
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