GLSA 200712-12 IRC Services: Denial of Service
Posted on: 12/14/2007 01:05 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: IRC Services: Denial of Service
Date: December 13, 2007
Bugs: #199897
ID: 200712-12

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in IRC Services.

Background
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IRC Services is a system of services to be used with Internet Relay
Chat networks.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/ircservices lt; 5.0.63 gt;= 5.0.63

Description
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loverboy reported that the "default_encrypt()" function in file
encrypt.c does not properly handle overly long passwords.

Impact
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A remote attacker could provide an overly long password to the
vulnerable server, 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 IRC Services users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-irc/ircservices-5.0.63"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6122
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6122

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-200712-12.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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