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Category:   Application (Instant Messaging/IRC/Chat)  >   KSirc Vendors:   KDE.org
KSirc Client PRIVMSG Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017453
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017453
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-6811   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 9 2007
Original Entry Date:  Dec 28 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.3.12 (shipped with KDE 3.5.5 and prior)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in KSirc. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user (server) can send a specially crafted PRIVMSG to trigger a buffer overflow and potentially execute arbitrary code on the connected target client system.

Federico L. Bossi Bonin reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&trace=0&type=security&ID=8468

Impact:   A remote server may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target client system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch for KDE 3.5.5, available at:

ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/security_patches

72897a581daa9f71bdf61238f4c3e693 post-3.5.5-kdenetwork-ksirc.diff

KDE version 3.5.5 and later versions are not affected.

The KDE advisory is available at:

http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt

Vendor URL:  www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

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