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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Konversation: Various vulnerabilities (GLSA 200501-34)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 24, 2005
Bug(s): #78712
ID: 200501-34


Konversation contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to remote
command execution or information leaks.


Konversation is a user-friendly IRC client for KDE.

Affected Packages

Package: net-irc/konversation
Vulnerable: < 0.15.1
Unaffected: >= 0.15.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Wouter Coekaerts has discovered three vulnerabilities within
  • The Server::parseWildcards function, which
    is used by the "Quick Buttons", does not properly handle variable
    expansion (CAN-2005-0129).
  • Perl scripts included with
    Konversation do not properly escape shell metacharacters
  • The 'Nick' and 'Password' fields in the Quick
    Connect dialog can be easily confused (CAN-2005-0131).


A malicious server could create specially-crafted channels, which
would exploit certain flaws in Konversation, potentially leading to the
execution of shell commands. A user could also unintentionally input
their password into the 'Nick' field in the Quick Connect dialog,
exposing his password to IRC users, and log files.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Konversation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/konversation-0.15.1"


KDE Security Advisory: Multiple vulnerabilities in Konversation

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