Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : konversation vulnerability (USN-2401-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Manuel Nickschas discovered that Konversation did not properly perform
input sanitization when using Blowfish ECB encryption. A remote
attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected konversation package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79121 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8483

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