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[GLSA-200606-26] EnergyMech: Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
EnergyMech: Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-26
(EnergyMech: Denial of Service)
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"
Threat Level: Medium
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