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computer vulnerability bulletin 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.
Impacted software: Debian, openSUSE Leap.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Consequences of a hack: denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: document.
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.

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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