|Summary||SILC remote crash|
|Discovered By||Diego Bauche Madero from IOActive|
|Fixed In Release||2.10.1|
When receiving various incoming messages, the SILC protocol plugin failed to validate that a piece of text was UTF-8. In some cases invalid UTF-8 data would lead to a crash. This vulnerability is similar to CVE-2011-3594, but occurs in a different piece of code and was fixed at a later date.
Validate incoming strings as UTF-8 before using them as such.