GLSA 200709-07 Eggdrop: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 09/15/2007 06:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Eggdrop: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200709-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Eggdrop: Buffer overflow
Date: September 15, 2007
Bugs: #179354
ID: 200709-07

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Synopsis
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A remote stack-based buffer overflow has been discovered in Eggdrop.

Background
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Eggdrop is an IRC bot extensible with C or Tcl.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/eggdrop lt; 1.6.18-r2 gt;= 1.6.18-r2

Description
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Bow Sineath discovered a boundary error in the file
mod/server.mod/servrmsg.c when processing overly long private messages
sent by an IRC server.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice an Eggdrop user to connect the bot to a
malicious server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
on the host running Eggdrop.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Eggdrop users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-irc/eggdrop-1.6.18-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2807
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2807

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-200709-07.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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