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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200501-34">
  <title>Konversation: Various vulnerabilities</title>
  <synopsis>
    Konversation contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to remote
    command execution or information leaks.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">konversation</product>
  <announced>2005-01-24</announced>
  <revised>2005-01-24: 01</revised>
  <bug>78712</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="net-irc/konversation" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <unaffected range="ge">0.15.1</unaffected>
      <vulnerable range="lt">0.15.1</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    Konversation is a user-friendly IRC client for KDE.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    Wouter Coekaerts has discovered three vulnerabilities within
    Konversation:
    </p>
    <ul>
    <li>The Server::parseWildcards function, which
    is used by the "Quick Buttons", does not properly handle variable
    expansion (CAN-2005-0129).</li>
    <li>Perl scripts included with
    Konversation do not properly escape shell metacharacters
    (CAN-2005-0130).</li>
    <li>The 'Nick' and 'Password' fields in the Quick
    Connect dialog can be easily confused (CAN-2005-0131).</li>
    </ul>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    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.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    All Konversation users should upgrade to the latest version:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-irc/konversation-0.15.1"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0129">CAN-2005-0129</uri>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0130">CAN-2005-0130</uri>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0131">CAN-2005-0131</uri>
    <uri link="https://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20050121-1.txt">KDE Security Advisory: Multiple vulnerabilities in Konversation</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2005-01-21T19:25:33Z">
    jaervosz
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2005-01-21T21:24:15Z">
    koon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2005-01-22T00:39:45Z">
    lewk
  </metadata>
</glsa>