USN-4594-1: Quassel vulnerabilities

20 October 2020

Quassel could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • quassel - distributed IRC client - monolithic core+client

Details

It was discovered that Quassel incorrectly handled Qdatastream protocol. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-1000178)

It was discovered that Quassel incorrectly handled certain login requests.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-1000179)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.