SuSE - buffer overflow - ircii 4.4M

    Date30 Mar 2000
    CategorySuSE
    2804
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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

    Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 23:13:09 +0200 (MEST)
    From: Marc Heuse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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

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