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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-51

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-51
Posted Mar 26, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-51 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in WeeChat, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 2.7.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2020-8955, CVE-2020-9759, CVE-2020-9760
MD5 | 67e4a0a22d400cf9c5b64e552a69868c

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-51

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Severity: Low
Title: WeeChat: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 25, 2020
Bugs: #709452, #714086
ID: 202003-51

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in WeeChat, the worst of which
could allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat (WeeChat) is a light and extensible
console IRC client.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/weechat < 2.7.1 >= 2.7.1

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

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted IRC message, could
possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All WeeChat users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/weechat-2.7.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-8955
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-8955
[ 2 ] CVE-2020-9759
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-9759
[ 3 ] CVE-2020-9760
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-9760

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-51

Concerns?
=========

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 2020 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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