Debian Bug report logs - #519940
weechat-curses: DoS (crash) with some IRC messages from other users

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Package: weechat-curses; Maintainer for weechat-curses is Emmanuel Bouthenot <>; Source for weechat-curses is src:weechat.

Reported by: Sebastien Helleu <>

Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:49:10 UTC

Severity: grave

Tags: security

Found in version weechat/0.2.6-3

Fixed in version weechat/

Done: Emmanuel Bouthenot <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Emmanuel Bouthenot <>:
Bug#519940; Package weechat-curses. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:49:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Sebastien Helleu <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Emmanuel Bouthenot <>. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:49:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Sebastien Helleu <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: weechat-curses: DoS (crash) with some IRC messages from other users
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:38:29 +0100
Package: weechat-curses
Version: 0.2.6-3
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Denial of service (crash) when receiving some IRC messages from other users,
with special data inside.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages weechat-curses depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.9-4          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgnutls26               2.6.4-2        the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  libncursesw5              5.7+20090228-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  weechat-common            0.2.6-3        Common files for WeeChat

Versions of packages weechat-curses recommends:
ii  weechat-plugins               0.2.6-3    Plugins for WeeChat

weechat-curses suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

Reply sent to Emmanuel Bouthenot <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:51:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Sebastien Helleu <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:51:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Emmanuel Bouthenot <>
Subject: Bug#519940: fixed in weechat
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:51:05 +0000
Source: weechat

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
weechat, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat-common_0.2.6.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat-curses_0.2.6.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat-plugins_0.2.6.1-1_amd64.deb
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat_0.2.6.1-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat_0.2.6.1-1.dsc
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat_0.2.6.1-1_all.deb
  to pool/main/w/weechat/weechat_0.2.6.1.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Emmanuel Bouthenot <> (supplier of updated weechat package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:18:29 +0000
Source: weechat
Binary: weechat weechat-curses weechat-common weechat-plugins
Architecture: source all amd64
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Emmanuel Bouthenot <>
Changed-By: Emmanuel Bouthenot <>
 weechat    - Fast, light and extensible IRC client
 weechat-common - Common files for WeeChat
 weechat-curses - Fast, light and extensible IRC client - console client
 weechat-plugins - Plugins for WeeChat
Closes: 519940
 weechat ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release which includes a fix against a possible remote
     Denial of Service (crash) while receiving messages with special chars
     (Closes: #519940).
   * Refresh patch multiple_ip_servers according to the new upstream release.
   * Update Standards-Version to 3.8.1.
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Tags added: security Request was from Nico Golde <> to (Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:24:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <> to (Sun, 10 May 2009 07:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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