KVIrc: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201402-20

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

Affected Packages

net-irc/kvirc on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.1_pre4693
Unaffected versions >= 4.1_pre4693

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All KVIrc users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # 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.

References

Release Date
February 21, 2014

Latest Revision
February 21, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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