Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : irssi (MDKSA-2003:117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14099


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability in versions of irssi prior to 0.8.9 would allow a remote user to crash another user's irssi client provided that the client was on a non-x86 architecture or if the 'gui print text' signal is being used by some script or plugin.

The updated packages provide 0.8.9 which corrects the problem.


Update the affected irssi and / or irssi-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14099

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:irssi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:irssi-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1020

MDKSA: 2003:117