FreeBSD : irssi -- use-after-free potential code execution (06f931c0-0be0-11e7-b4bf-5404a68ad561)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The irssi project reports :

Use after free while producing list of netjoins (CWE-416). This issue
was found and reported to us by APic. This issue usually leads to
segmentation faults. Targeted code execution should be difficult.

See also :

https://irssi.org/security/irssi_sa_2017_03.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?9f8921f7

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: 97807 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7191

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