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KVIrc: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on Qt.

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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