ID CVE-2018-1000178
Summary A heap corruption of type CWE-120 exists in quassel version 0.12.4 in quasselcore in void DataStreamPeer::processMessage(const QByteArray &msg) datastreampeer.cpp line 62 that allows an attacker to execute code remotely.
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:quassel-irc:quassel:0.12.4
  • Debian Linux 7.0
  • Debian Linux 8.0 (Jessie)
  • Debian Linux 9.0
Base: 7.5
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
nessus via4
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2018-409.NASL
    description This update for quassel fixes the following issues : Security fixes (boo#1090495) : - CVE-2018-1000178: A heap metadata corruption in qdatastream could have been exploited to launch an unauthenticated remote code execution - CVE-2018-1000179: A remote attacker could have caused a Denial of Service attack by initiating login attempts before the core got initialized The following tracked packaging change is included : - boo#1069468: no longer use /var/adm/fillup-templates This update also includes various small bug fixes in the upstream 0.12.4 release.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-04
    plugin id 109536
    published 2018-05-03
    reporter Tenable
    title openSUSE Security Update : quassel (openSUSE-2018-409)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201806-04.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201806-04 (Quassel: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Quassel. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could cause arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-04
    plugin id 110525
    published 2018-06-14
    reporter Tenable
    title GLSA-201806-04 : Quassel: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    description It was found that the Quassel IRC client was vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability due to insufficient checks in the deserializer code. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.0-1+deb7u4. We recommend that you upgrade your quassel packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-31
    plugin id 109584
    published 2018-05-07
    reporter Tenable
    title Debian DLA-1370-1 : quassel security update
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    description Two vulnerabilities were found in the Quassel IRC client, which could result in the execution of arbitrary code or denial of service. Note that you need to restart the 'quasselcore' service after upgrading the Quassel packages.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-13
    plugin id 109556
    published 2018-05-04
    reporter Tenable
    title Debian DSA-4189-1 : quassel - security update
refmap via4
debian DSA-4189
gentoo GLSA-201806-04
mlist [debian-lts-announce] 20180504 [SECURITY] [DLA 1370-1] quassel security update
Last major update 08-05-2018 - 11:29
Published 08-05-2018 - 11:29
Last modified 20-03-2019 - 15:36
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