Gentoo: 201311-03 Quassel: Multiple Vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Two vulnerabilities in Quassel may result in Denial of Service or SQL injection.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201311-03
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Quassel: Multiple Vulnerabilities
     Date: November 07, 2013
     Bugs: #338879, #487632
       ID: 201311-03

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Synopsis
========

Two vulnerabilities in Quassel may result in Denial of Service or SQL
injection.

Background
==========

Quassel is a Qt4/KDE4 IRC client suppporting a remote daemon for 24/7
connectivity.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-irc/quassel              < 0.9.1                    >= 0.9.1

Description
===========

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Quassel:

* Quassel does not properly handle multiple CTCP requests
  (CVE-2010-3443).
* Quassel, when used with certain versions of Qt and PostgreSQL, does
  not sanitize user input (CVE-2013-4422).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send multiple CTCP requests in single private
message, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
Futhermore, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary SQL
statements.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Quassel users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/quassel-0.9.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-3443
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3443
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-4422
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4422

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201311-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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