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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Konversation: Various vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-34
(Konversation: Various vulnerabilities)
Wouter Coekaerts has discovered three vulnerabilites within
The Server::parseWildcards function, which
is used by the "Quick Buttons", does not properly handle variable
Perl scripts included with
Konversation do not properly escape shell metacharacters
The 'Nick' and 'Password' fields in the Quick
Connect dialog can be easily confused (CVE-2005-0131).
A malicious server could create specially-crafted channels, which
would exploit certain flaws in Konversation, potentially leading to the
execution of shell commands. A user could also unintentionally input
their password into the 'Nick' field in the Quick Connect dialog,
exposing his password to IRC users, and log files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Konversation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/konversation-0.15.1"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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