Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : irssi (MDKSA-2003:117)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability in versions of irssi prior to 0.8.9 would allow a
remote user to crash another user's irssi client provided that the
client was on a non-x86 architecture or if the 'gui print text' signal
is being used by some script or plugin.

The updated packages provide 0.8.9 which corrects the problem.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/347218

Solution :

Update the affected irssi and / or irssi-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14099 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-117.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-1020

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