GLSA 200703-12 SILC Server: Denial of Service
Posted on: 03/14/2007 02:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - SILC Server: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: SILC Server: Denial of Service
Date: March 14, 2007
Bugs: #169599
ID: 200703-12

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Synopsis
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SILC Server is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.

Background
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SILC Server is a server for the Secure Internet Live Conferencing
(SILC) protocol.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/silc-server lt; 1.0.2-r1 gt;= 1.0.2-r1

Description
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Frank Benkstein discovered a possible NULL pointer dereference in
apps/silcd/command.c if a new channel is created without specifying a
valid hmac or cipher algorithm name.

Impact
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A remote attacker could cause the server to crash, resulting in a
Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SILC Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-im/silc-server-1.0.2-r1"

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-12.xml

Concerns?
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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
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 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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