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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6811

KsIRC 1.3.12 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long PRIVMSG string when connecting to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, which causes an assertion failure and results in a NULL pointer dereference. NOTE: this issue was originally reported as a buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2006-12-29 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

We do not consider a crash of a client application such as KsIRC to be a security issue.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-6811

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application KDE Ksirc 1.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
KDE Ksirc 1

- References For CVE-2006-6811

http://osvdb.org/33443
OSVDB 33443
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017453
SECTRACK 1017453
http://www.addict3d.org/index.php?page=viewarticle&trace=0&type=security&ID=8468
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/5199
VUPEN ADV-2006-5199
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20070109-1.txt CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:009
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2007:009
http://milw0rm.com/exploits/3023
MILW0RM 3023
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456379/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070109 [KDE Security Advisory] ksirc Denial of Service vulnerability
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-409-1
UBUNTU USN-409-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21790
BID 21790 KSirc IRC Client Remote PRIVMSG Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2007-03-14
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/31134
XF ksirc-privmsg-bo(31134)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-922 CONFIRM
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-26.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200701-26

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6811

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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