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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-04
Posted Jun 14, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Quassel, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 0.12.5 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-1000178, CVE-2018-1000179
SHA-256 | 779e58431c2af113e03ed8db2a2c230b0e6986853d41570ca3eeafc0829d4138

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201806-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: Quassel: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 14, 2018
Bugs: #653834
ID: 201806-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Quassel, the worst of which
could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Quassel is a Qt4/KDE4 IRC client suppporting a remote daemon for 24/7
connectivity.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/quassel < 0.12.5 >= 0.12.5

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker could cause arbitrary code execution or a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Quassel users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/quassel-0.12.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-1000178
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000178
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-1000179
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-1000179

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201806-04

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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