WeeChat: Denial of Service — GLSA 200904-04

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

Affected Packages

net-irc/weechat on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.2.6.1
Unaffected versions >= 0.2.6.1

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All WeeChat users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
April 04, 2009

Latest Revision
April 04, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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