Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : irssi vulnerabilities (USN-3086-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Gabriel Campana and Adrien Guinet discovered that the format parsing
code in Irssi did not properly verify 24bit color codes. A remote
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application
crash). (CVE-2016-7044)

Gabriel Campana and Adrien Guinet discovered that a buffer overflow
existed in the format parsing code in Irssi. A remote attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (application crash).
(CVE-2016-7045).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected irssi package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93649 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7044
CVE-2016-7045

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