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Atheme IRC Services: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201209-09 / atheme
Release Date September 25, 2012
Latest Revision September 25, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-irc/atheme-services < 6.0.10 >= 6.0.10 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #409103


A vulnerability has been found in Atheme which may lead to Denial of Service or a bypass of security restrictions.

2.  Impact Information


Atheme is a portable and secure set of open-source and modular IRC services. CertFP is certificate fingerprinting used to authenticate users to nicknames.


The “myuser_delete()” function in account.c does not properly remove CertFP entries when deleting user accounts.


A remote authenticated attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition or gain access to an Atheme IRC Services user account.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Atheme users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/atheme-services-6.0.10"

4.  References


Page updated September 25, 2012

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