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Created attachment 1383642 [details]
Amended patch for CVE-2017-15923 that applies cleanly to current EPEL7 konversation SRPM
Minor change required over the patch for this as published by the konversation authors in https://cgit.kde.org/konversation.git/commit/?h=1.7&id=6a7f59ee1b9dbc6e5cf9e5f3b306504d02b73ef0 and that is to amend the patch to commit.h to check for 4223 not for 4224 in the #define. Checked with konversation authors on #konversation on freenode IRC.
[00:59:29] <argonel> TrevorH: thats fine, the commit number is unimportant for that scenario
[01:02:55] [Whois] argonel is argonel@konversation/developer/argonel (argonel)
Created attachment 1383643 [details]
Change to spec file to incorporate patch
Patch to existing spec file. Rebuilt using mock on CentOS 7.4 and resulting package installs and runs and appears functional.
Created attachment 1383926 [details]
konversation 1.7.4 from Fedora also builds with this pach
Another way to fix this would be to rebase to 1.7.4 and that also appears to build on CentOS 7.4 - that surprised me. Minor amendment to the fedora 25 spec file attached. Rebuilt with mock again, installs cleanly, runs and appears to work. Tested that help works since that looks like the portion affected by the patch I have attached and all looks fine. Since konversation 1.5.1 is on life support, this might be a better update path.
Moving to the newer (supported) version is appealing, but I think in the short-term at least, I'll opt to stick with just patching 1.5.1 is you originally proposed. Thanks for your help looking into this.
konversation-1.5.1-4.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-dd0bc449d7
konversation-1.5.1-4.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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konversation-1.5.1-4.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.