GLSA 200904-04 WeeChat: Denial of Service
Posted on: 04/04/2009 08:40 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: WeeChat: Denial of Service
Date: April 04, 2009
Bugs: #262997
ID: 200904-04

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Synopsis
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A processing error in WeeChat might lead to a Denial of Service.

Background
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Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat (WeeChat) is a light and extensible
console IRC client.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/weechat lt; 0.2.6.1 gt;= 0.2.6.1

Description
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Sebastien Helleu reported an array out-of-bounds error in the colored
message handling.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted PRIVMSG command,
possibly leading to a Denial of Service (application crash).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All WeeChat users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-irc/weechat-0.2.6.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0661
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0661

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-200904-04.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 2009 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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