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CVE-2008-1996 - Suprematism Approach

Description

licq before 1.3.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (file-descriptor exhaustion and application crash) via a large number of connections.

Reference

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490563 http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/490717 http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Apr/0100.html http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/04/25/1 http://www.licq.org/changeset/6146 http://www.licq.org/ticket/1623 http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-04/msg00011.html http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28679 https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-May/msg00186.html http://secunia.com/advisories/30055 http://secunia.com/advisories/30236 http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:159 http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3851 http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1446/references https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41732