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SuSE Security Announcement - ircii
  • From: marc@xxxxxxx (Marc Heuse)
  • Date: Thu Mar 30 21:13:09 2000
  • Message-id: <20000330211309.DA77A67B1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>




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                        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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
  security@xxxxxxx
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pub  2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>

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