Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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.
Update the affected irssi, irssi-dev and / or irssi-text packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39787 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1959