openSUSE Security Update : irssi (openSUSE-2017-797)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101347


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for irssi to version fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2017-10965: A malicious server could cause irssi to crash by providing an invalid timestamp

- CVE-2017-10966: Undefined behavior may be triggered when irssi updates the internal nick list

A number of minor upstream bug fixes are also included.


Update the affected irssi packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101347

File Name: openSUSE-2017-797.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/10

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10965, CVE-2017-10966