Ubuntu 5.10 : irssi-text vulnerability (USN-259-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discoverd in irssi. The DCC
ACCEPT command handler did not sufficiently verify the remotely
specified arguments. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash
irssi by sending a specially crafted DCC commands.

Solution :

Update the affected irssi-text package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21067 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0458