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CVE-2006-6811 Detail

Current Description

KsIRC 1.3.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long PRIVMSG string when connecting to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, which causes an assertion failure and results in a NULL pointer dereference. NOTE: this issue was originally reported as a buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/29/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6811
Original release date:
12/29/2006
Last revised:
10/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/18/2007)

We do not consider a crash of a client application such as KsIRC to be a security issue.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-26.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-26
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017453 External Source SECTRACK 1017453
http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&trace=0&type=security&ID=8468 External Source MISC http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&trace=0&type=security&ID=8468
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt External Source CONFIRM http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:009 External Source MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:009
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456379/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070109 [KDE Security Advisory] ksirc Denial of Service vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21790 Exploit External Source BID 21790
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-409-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-409-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5199 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-5199
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/31134 External Source XF ksirc-privmsg-bo(31134)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-922 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-922
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/3023 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 3023

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:kde:ksirc:1.3.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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