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[GLSA-200701-26] KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-26
(KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability)
KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
an IRC server during the connection process.
A malicious IRC server could send a long PRIVMSG string to the KSirc
client causing an assertion failure and the dereferencing of a null
pointer, resulting in a crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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