GLSA 200709-02 KVIrc: Remote arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 09/13/2007 10:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - KVIrc: Remote arbitrary code execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200709-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KVIrc: Remote arbitrary code execution
Date: September 13, 2007
Bugs: #183174
ID: 200709-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in KVIrc, allowing for the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on Qt.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-irc/kvirc lt; 3.2.6_pre20070714 gt;= 3.2.6_pre20070714

Description
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Stefan Cornelius from Secunia Research discovered that the
"parseIrcUrl()" function in file src/kvirc/kernel/kvi_ircurl.cpp does
not properly sanitise parts of the URI when building the command for
KVIrc's internal script system.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
irc:// URI, possibly leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running KVIrc. Successful exploitation
requires that KVIrc is registered as the default handler for irc:// or
similar URIs.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All KVIrc users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-irc/kvirc-3.2.6_pre20070714"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2951
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2951

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-02.xml

Concerns?
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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
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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