FreeBSD : irssi -- multiple vulnerabilities (31001c6b-63e7-11e7-85aa-a4badb2f4699)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

irssi reports :

When receiving messages with invalid time stamps, Irssi would try to
dereference a NULL pointer.

While updating the internal nick list, Irssi may incorrectly use the
GHashTable interface and free the nick while updating it. This will
then result in use-after-free conditions on each access of the hash
table.

See also :

https://irssi.org/security/irssi_sa_2017_07.txt
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=220544
http://www.nessus.org/u?940e5642

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101330 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-10965
CVE-2017-10966

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