Bug 490709 (CVE-2009-0661) - CVE-2009-0661 WeeChat: DoS (crash) when receiving special characters in IRC messages
Summary: CVE-2009-0661 WeeChat: DoS (crash) when receiving special characters in IRC m...
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: CVE-2009-0661
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://weechat.flashtux.org/download.php
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-03-17 17:57 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-05-31 14:15:44 UTC


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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-03-17 17:57:30 UTC
A denial of service flaw was found in the WeeChat IRC client. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to cause the WeeChat client crash, via special 
characters sent in a IRC message.

References:
http://weechat.flashtux.org/download.php
https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?25862

Solution:
Please upgrade to latest upstream release 0.2.6.1.

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-03-19 10:28:08 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-0661 to
the following vulnerability:

Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat (WeeChat) 0.2.6 allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted IRC
message that contains unspecified "special chars."

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0661
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=519940
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/index.php?25862
http://weechat.flashtux.org/
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34148
http://secunia.com/advisories/34304

Comment 4 Paul P Komkoff Jr 2009-03-19 15:40:07 UTC
I am about to push the update

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-03-19 15:49:03 UTC
weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc9

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-03-19 15:49:08 UTC
weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc10

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-03-20 18:33:11 UTC
weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-03-20 18:35:30 UTC
weechat-0.2.6.1-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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