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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79121


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


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.

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Update the affected konversation package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79121

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2401-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/11

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:konversation, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8483

USN: 2401-1