GLSA-201701-45 : irssi: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-45
(irssi: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in irssi. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-45

Solution :

All irssi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/irssi-0.8.21'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96642 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5193
CVE-2017-5194
CVE-2017-5195
CVE-2017-5196

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