[USN-1230-1] Quassel vulnerability

Tyler Hicks tyhicks at canonical.com
Fri Oct 14 06:20:52 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1230-1
October 14, 2011

quassel vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


An unprivileged user could read files in the data and logging directories,
including an automatically generated SSL certificate, used by the quasselcore

Software Description:
- quassel: KDE/Qt-based IRC client


Felix Geyer discovered that the quassel-core post installation script created
data and logging directories which were readable by all users. The post
installation script also generated a certificate, in the data directory, which
was readable by all users.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.04:
  quassel-core                    0.7.2-0ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 10.10:
  quassel-core                    0.7.1-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  quassel-core                    0.6.1-0ubuntu1.3

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


Package Information:

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