Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : quassel vulnerability (USN-1200-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56161


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


It was discovered that Quassel did not properly handle CTCP requests.
A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash.

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.


Update the affected quassel-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56161

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1200-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/09/12

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quassel-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/10

Reference Information

BID: 49526

OSVDB: 75351

USN: 1200-1