EnergyMech: Denial of Service — GLSA 200606-26

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in EnergyMech that is easily exploitable via IRC.

Affected Packages

net-irc/emech on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.0.2
Unaffected versions >= 3.0.2

Background

EnergyMech is an IRC bot programmed in C.

Description

A bug in EnergyMech fails to handle empty CTCP NOTICEs correctly, and will cause a crash from a segmentation fault.

Impact

By sending an empty CTCP NOTICE, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All EnergyMech users should update to the latest stable version:

 
 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/emech-3.0.2"

References

Release Date
June 26, 2006

Latest Revision
July 29, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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