Debian: DSA-3836-1: weechat security update

    Date 27 Apr 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that weechat, a fast and light chat client, is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability in the IRC plugin, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service by sending a specially crafted filename via DCC.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3836-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    April 27, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : weechat
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-8073
    Debian Bug     : 861121
    
    It was discovered that weechat, a fast and light chat client, is prone
    to a buffer overflow vulnerability in the IRC plugin, allowing a remote
    attacker to cause a denial-of-service by sending a specially crafted
    filename via DCC.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.1-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.7-3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your weechat packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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