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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-02
(KVIrc: Remote arbitrary code execution)
Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research discovered that the
'parseIrcUrl()' function in file src/kvirc/kernel/kvi_ircurl.cpp does
not properly sanitise parts of the URI when building the command for
KVIrc's internal script system.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
irc:// URI, possibly leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running KVIrc. Successful exploitation
requires that KVIrc is registered as the default handler for irc:// or
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All KVIrc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/kvirc-3.2.6_pre20070714'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 26042 (gentoo_GLSA-200709-02.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-2951
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