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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
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)


You can find updates on our ftp-Server: for Intel processors for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:

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