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Gentoo: SILC Server Denial of Service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo SILC Server is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-12
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: SILC Server: Denial of Service
      Date: March 14, 2007
      Bugs: #169599
        ID: 200703-12

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Synopsis
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SILC Server is affected by a Denial of Service vulnerability.

Background
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SILC Server is a server for the Secure Internet Live Conferencing
(SILC) protocol.

Affected packages
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     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
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  1  net-im/silc-server     < 1.0.2-r1                     >=3D 1.0.2-r1

Description
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Frank Benkstein discovered a possible NULL pointer dereference in
apps/silcd/command.c if a new channel is created without specifying a
valid hmac or cipher algorithm name.

Impact
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A remote attacker could cause the server to crash, resulting in a
Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All SILC Server users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=3Dnet-im/silc-server-1.0.2-r1"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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