Ubuntu 1200-1: Quassel vulnerability

    Date10 Sep 2011
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A remote attacker could send crafted input to Quassel and cause it to crash.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1200-1
    September 10, 2011
    
    quassel vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    A remote attacker could send crafted input to Quassel and cause it to
    crash.
    
    Software Description:
    - quassel: KDE/Qt-based IRC client
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Quassel did not properly handle CTCP requests. A
    remote attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service via
    application crash.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      quassel-core                    0.7.2-0ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      quassel-core                    0.7.1-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      quassel-core                    0.6.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Quassel to make all the
    necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1200-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/845707
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.7.2-0ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.7.1-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.6.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    
    

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