This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in irssi :
Irssi before 0.8.15, when SSL is used, does not verify that the server
hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field
or a Subject Alternative Name field of the X.509 certificate, which
allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof IRC servers via an
arbitrary certificate (CVE-2010-1155).
core/nicklist.c in Irssi before 0.8.15 allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application
crash) via vectors related to an attempted fuzzy nick match at the
instant that a victim leaves a channel (CVE-2010-1156).
Additionally the updated packages disables the SSLv2 protocol and
enables the SSLv3 and TLSv1 protocols for added security.
The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Update the affected irssi, irssi-devel and / or irssi-perl packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8