This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200909-13
(irssi: Execution of arbitrary code)
Nemo discovered an off-by-one error leading to a heap overflow in
irssi's event_wallops() parsing function.
A remote attacker might entice a user to connect to a malicious IRC
server, use a man-in-the-middle attack to redirect a user to such a
server or use ircop rights to send a specially crafted WALLOPS message,
which might result in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running irssi.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All irssi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/irssi-0.8.13-r1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 40960 (gentoo_GLSA-200909-13.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1959