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Secunia Security Advisory 29459

Secunia Security Advisory 29459
Posted Mar 27, 2008
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in SILC Server, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
SHA-256 | 7ee0da3f13c5a3d20e039ea11b6775a98e9d27ac141974991b443c58ba8ce576

Secunia Security Advisory 29459

Change Mirror Download
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A new version (0.9.0.0 - Release Candidate 1) of the free Secunia PSI
has been released. The new version includes many new and advanced
features, which makes it even easier to stay patched.

Download and test it today:
https://psi.secunia.com/

Read more about this new version:
https://psi.secunia.com/?page=changelog

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TITLE:
SILC Server "NEW_CLIENT" Packet Denial of Service

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA29459

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/29459/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
>From remote

SOFTWARE:
SILC Secure Internet Live Conferencing Server 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/1029/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in SILC Server, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of
"NEW_CLIENT" packets. This can be exploited to crash the application
via a "NEW_CLIENT" packet that does not contain a nickname.

The vulnerability is reported in SILC Server prior to version 1.1.1.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 1.1.1 or later.
http://silcnet.org/software/download/server/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://silcnet.org/docs/release/SILC%20Server%201.1.1

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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