USN-2401-1: Konversation vulnerability

10 November 2014

konversation vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Konversation could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description

  • konversation - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for KDE

Details

Manuel Nickschas discovered that Konversation did not properly perform input sanitization when using Blowfish ECB encryption. A remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
konversation - 1.4-1ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to restart Konversation to make all the necessary changes.

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