Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : irssi vulnerability (USN-800-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It was discovered that irssi did not properly check the length of
strings when processing WALLOPS messages. If a user connected to an
IRC network where an attacker had IRC operator privileges, a remote
attacker could cause a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected irssi, irssi-dev and / or irssi-text packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39787 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35399

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1959