FreeBSD : irssi -- remote DoS (165e8951-4be0-11e7-a539-0050569f7e80)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100674


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


Joseph Bisch reports :

When receiving a DCC message without source nick/host, Irssi would attempt to dereference a NULL pointer.

When receiving certain incorrectly quoted DCC files, Irssi would try to find the terminating quote one byte before the allocated memory.


Update the affected package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100674

File Name: freebsd_pkg_165e89514be011e7a5390050569f7e80.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/06/08

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:irssi, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9468, CVE-2017-9469