USN-2401-1: Konversation vulnerability
10 November 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Konversation could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- konversation - Internet Relay Chat (IRC) client for KDE
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.