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A Nicotine+ security update has been released for Gentoo Linux.



GLSA 202210-20 : Nicotine+: Denial of Service


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202210-20
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  https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Low
Title: Nicotine+: Denial of Service
Date: October 31, 2022
Bugs: #835374
ID: 202210-20

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in Nicotine+ which could result in denial
of service.

Background
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Nicotine+ is a fork of nicotine, a Soulseek client in Python.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-p2p/nicotine+ < 3.2.1 >= 3.2.1

Description
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Nicotine+ does not sufficiently validate file path in download requests.

Impact
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A file path in a download request which contains a null character will
cause a crash of Nicotine+.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Nicotine+ users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-p2p/nicotine+-3.2.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2021-45848
  https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-45848

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202210-20

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
  https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2022 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.

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