GLSA-200501-34 : Konversation: Various vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-34
(Konversation: Various vulnerabilities)

Wouter Coekaerts has discovered three vulnerabilities within
The Server::parseWildcards function, which
is used by the 'Quick Buttons', does not properly handle variable
expansion (CAN-2005-0129).
Perl scripts included with
Konversation do not properly escape shell metacharacters
The 'Nick' and 'Password' fields in the Quick
Connect dialog can be easily confused (CAN-2005-0131).

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Konversation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/konversation-0.15.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16425 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-34.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0129