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Debian Security Advisory DSA 298-1 (epic4)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to epic4 announced via advisory DSA 298-1.

Insight

Insight

Timo Sirainen discovered several problems in EPIC4, a popular client for Internet Relay Chat (IRC). A malicious server could craft special reply strings, triggering the client to write beyond buffer boundaries. This could lead to a denial of service if the client only crashes, but may also lead to executing of arbitrary code under the user id of the chatting user. For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2.20020219-2.1. For the old stable distribution (potato) these problems have been fixed in version pre2.508-2.3. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.11.20030409-1. We recommend that you upgrade your EPIC4 package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20298-1

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