Executive Summary

Title ksirc vulnerability
Name USN-409-1 First vendor Publication 2007-01-15
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2007-01-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10:
ksirc 4:3.4.3-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
ksirc 4:3.5.2-0ubuntu6.3

Ubuntu 6.10:
ksirc 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

Federico L. Bossi Bonin discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in ksirc. By sending a special response packet, a malicious IRC server could crash ksirc.

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-409-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-04-09 Name : Mandriva Update for kdenetwork MDKSA-2007:009 (kdenetwork)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDKSA_2007_009.nasl
2009-03-23 Name : Ubuntu Update for kdenetwork vulnerability USN-409-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_409_1.nasl
2008-09-24 Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 200701-26 (ksirc)
File : nvt/glsa_200701_26.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
33443 KDE KsIRC PRIVMSG String Remote DoS

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2007-11-10 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-409-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-02-18 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2007-009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-02-09 Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-200701-26.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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