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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 202003-51 ] WeeChat: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:06:49
Message-Id: 45b3237a-c468-0efa-f89c-5dd52e6d983e@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202003-51
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Low
    Title: WeeChat: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: March 25, 2020
     Bugs: #709452, #714086
       ID: 202003-51

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in WeeChat, the worst of which
could allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

Wee Enhanced Environment for Chat (WeeChat) is a light and extensible
console IRC client.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-irc/weechat              < 2.7.1                    >= 2.7.1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in WeeChat. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted IRC message, could
possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All WeeChat users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/weechat-2.7.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-8955
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-8955
[ 2 ] CVE-2020-9759
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-9759
[ 3 ] CVE-2020-9760
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-9760

Availability
============

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-51

Concerns?
=========

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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2020 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

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