Ubuntu 1230-1: Quassel vulnerability

    Date14 Oct 2011
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An unprivileged user could read files in the data and logging directories,including an automatically generated SSL certificate, used by the quasselcoredaemon.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1230-1
    October 14, 2011
    
    quassel vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.10
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    An unprivileged user could read files in the data and logging directories,
    including an automatically generated SSL certificate, used by the quasselcore
    daemon.
    
    Software Description:
    - quassel: KDE/Qt-based IRC client
    
    Details:
    
    Felix Geyer discovered that the quassel-core post installation script created
    data and logging directories which were readable by all users. The post
    installation script also generated a certificate, in the data directory, which
    was readable by all users.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      quassel-core                    0.7.2-0ubuntu2.3
    
    Ubuntu 10.10:
      quassel-core                    0.7.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      quassel-core                    0.6.1-0ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1230-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/846922
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.7.2-0ubuntu2.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.7.1-0ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/quassel/0.6.1-0ubuntu1.3
    
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