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cybersecurity announce CVE-2017-15923

Konversation: denial of service via IRC Color Formatting Codes

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a fatal error via IRC Color Formatting Codes of Konversation, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 14/11/2017.
Références of this announce: CVE-2017-15923, DLA-1174-1, DSA-4033-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:3097-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:3099-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-24418.
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Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a fatal error via IRC Color Formatting Codes of Konversation, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This threat alert impacts software or systems such as Debian, openSUSE Leap.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this weakness note.

Solutions for this threat

Debian: new konversation packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: konversation 1.4-1+deb7u2
  Debian 8: konversation 1.5-2+deb8u1
  Debian 9: konversation 1.6.2-2+deb9u1

openSUSE Leap: new konversation packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.2: konversation 1.6.2-2.3.1
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: konversation 1.7.4-3.1
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