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Vulnerability of WeeChat: buffer overflow via Message 005

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a buffer overflow via Message 005 of WeeChat, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable products: Debian.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 25/03/2020.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2020-9760, DLA-2157-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-31872.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can trigger a buffer overflow via Message 005 of WeeChat, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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This weakness impacts software or systems such as Debian.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this vulnerability announce is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this threat bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 8: new weechat packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 8: weechat 1.0.1-1+deb8u3
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