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CVE-2006-6811 Detail


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.


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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
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-26.xml Third Party Advisory 
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017453 Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&trace=0&type=security&ID=8468 Broken Link 
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt Third Party Advisory 
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:009 Broken Link 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/456379/100/0/threaded Broken Link  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21790 Broken Link  Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-409-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/5199 Broken Link 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/31134 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-922 Broken Link 
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/3023 Exploit  Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-617 Reachable Assertion cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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