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SuSE Security Announcement: Package: ircii < 4.4M

Mar 30, 2000, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Heuse)

Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 23:13:09 +0200 (MEST)
From: Marc Heuse marc@suse.de
Subject: [suse-security-announce] SuSE Security Announcement - ircii


SuSE Security Announcement

Package: ircii < 4.4M
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 11:04:19 GMT

Affected SuSE versions: all
Vulnerability Type: remote user compromise
SuSE default package: no
Other affected systems: all unix systems using ircii < 4.4M


A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).

Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.

Please note that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package.


1. Problem Description

The package ircii is an irc client which is used to connect to irc servers and chat with other users.
A buffer overflow in the dcc chat feature was found which is exploitable by remote users.

2. Impact

Remote users may execute commands as the user running ircii.

3. Solution

Update the package from our FTP server.


Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing: (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

0d928f56148aaa86c0015bbce49d3561 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/ircii-4.4M-0.alpha.rpm 
e06dfc1254128cb1683e0487f168bf76 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.1/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-0.alpha.rpm 
56e00c8e2260b2949ce0536035af479f ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/ircii-4.4M-0.i386.rpm 
29d123a6ac148827c3b2de2a552f4fa8 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-0.i386.rpm 
10411aceecd18fc7ff7e6e5445e705ec ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/ircii-4.4M-0.i386.rpm 
e8d430af732bd22f8e460f1ff9f45a77 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-0.i386.rpm 
773184cd39e5bffd72f8432a5efdd24f ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/ircii-4.4M-0.i386.rpm 
32738de26730d7442fa1adf992bf37fc ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/ircii-4.4M-1.i386.rpm 
49373ad8be6b9ef1c1c4a1c21481a639 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update/6.3/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-1.alpha.rpm 
80505bfa6f08330f5a129d59ae58b51a ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.3/n1/ircii-4.4M-0.ppc.rpm 
4a72afe3f807cf1da2c8859c2a3fb743 ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/update/6.3/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-0.ppc.rpm 
6c2c3e7773760a9da2d2fa67b07f564a ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.4/n1/irciihlp-4.4M-1.i386.rpm 

You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact security@suse.de


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suse-security@suse.com - moderated and for general/linux/SuSE security discussions. All SuSE security announcements are sent to this list.

suse-security-announce@suse.com - SuSE's announce-only mailing list. Only SuSE's security annoucements are sent to this list.

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