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<glsa id="200501-34">
<title>Konversation: Various vulnerabilities</title>
Konversation contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to remote
command execution or information leaks.
<product type="ebuild">konversation</product>
<announced>January 24, 2005</announced>
<revised>January 24, 2005: 01</revised>
<package name="net-irc/konversation" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.15.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.15.1</vulnerable>
Konversation is a user-friendly IRC client for KDE.
Wouter Coekaerts has discovered three vulnerabilities within
<li>The Server::parseWildcards function, which
is used by the "Quick Buttons", does not properly handle variable
expansion (CAN-2005-0129).</li>
<li>Perl scripts included with
Konversation do not properly escape shell metacharacters
<li>The 'Nick' and 'Password' fields in the Quick
Connect dialog can be easily confused (CAN-2005-0131).</li>
<impact type="normal">
A malicious server could create specially-crafted channels, which
would exploit certain flaws in Konversation, potentially leading to the
execution of shell commands. A user could also unintentionally input
their password into the 'Nick' field in the Quick Connect dialog,
exposing his password to IRC users, and log files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Konversation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-irc/konversation-0.15.1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0129</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0130</uri>
<uri link="">CAN-2005-0131</uri>
<uri link="">KDE Security Advisory: Multiple vulnerabilities in Konversation</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 21 Jan 2005 19:25:33 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 21 Jan 2005 21:24:15 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 22 Jan 2005 00:39:45 +0000">