A Denial of Service vulnerability has been reported in IRC Services.
|Package||net-irc/ircservices on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.0.63|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.0.63|
IRC Services is a system of services to be used with Internet Relay Chat networks.
loverboy reported that the "default_encrypt()" function in file encrypt.c does not properly handle overly long passwords.
A remote attacker could provide an overly long password to the vulnerable server, resulting in a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All IRC Services users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/ircservices-5.0.63"
December 13, 2007
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