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KVIrc: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-20 / kvirc
Release Date February 21, 2014
Latest Revision February 21, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-irc/kvirc < 4.1_pre4693 >= 4.1_pre4693 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #326149, #330111


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in KVIrc, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on Qt.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in KVIrc. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or overwrite arbitrary files.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All KVIrc users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/kvirc-4.1_pre4693"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since July 29, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated February 21, 2014

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