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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200701-26">
<title>KSirc: Denial of Service vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
KSirc is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">ksirc</product>
<announced>January 29, 2007</announced>
<revised>January 30, 2007: 01</revised>
<bug>159658</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="kde-base/ksirc" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.5.5-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.5.5-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
KSirc is the default KDE IRC client.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
KSirc fails to check the size of an incoming PRIVMSG string sent from
an IRC server during the connection process.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All KSirc users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=kde-base/ksirc-3.5.5-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6811">CVE-2006-6811</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:03:08 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:03:22 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 25 Jan 2007 11:44:16 +0000">
hyakuhei
</metadata>
</glsa>