Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : irssi (MDVSA-2009:133-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39429


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in irssi :

Off-by-one error in the event_wallops function in fe-common/irc/fe-events.c in irssi 0.8.13 allows remote IRC servers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an empty command, which triggers a one-byte buffer under-read and a one-byte buffer underflow (CVE-2009-1959).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39429

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-133.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/17

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:irssi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:irssi-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:irssi-perl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1959

BID: 35399

MDVSA: 2009:133-1

CWE: 189