Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : weechat (MDVSA-2013:136)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated weechat packages fix security vulnerability :

A buffer overflow is causing a crash or freeze of WeeChat (0.36 to
0.39) when decoding IRC colors in strings. The packages have been
patched to fix this problem (CVE-2012-5854).

Untrusted command for function hook_process in WeeChat before
could lead to execution of commands, because of shell expansions (so
the problem is only caused by some scripts, not by WeeChat itself)

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66148 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56482

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5534

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