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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39787 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35399

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1959