Debian DLA-1318-1 : irssi security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 108608


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an issue in the irssi IRC client where certain nick names could result in out-of-bounds access when printing theme strings.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this issue has been fixed in irssi version 0.8.15-5+deb7u6. It was incorrectly missing from the upload of 0.8.15-5+deb7u5 announced as part of DLA-1289-1. Thanks to Ben Hutchings and Matus Uhlhar.

We recommend that you upgrade your irssi packages.

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


Upgrade the affected irssi, and irssi-dev packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 108608

File Name: debian_DLA-1318.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/27/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:irssi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:irssi-dev, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7051