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

High Nessus Plugin ID 66148


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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) (CVE-2012-5534).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66148

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-136.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2014/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-aspell, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-charset, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-lua, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-python, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-ruby, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:weechat-tcl, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5534, CVE-2012-5854

BID: 56482, 56584

MDVSA: 2013:136

MGASA: 2012-0330, 2012-0347