Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : irssi vulnerability (USN-800-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39787
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that irssi did not properly check the length of strings when processing WALLOPS messages. If a user connected to an IRC network where an attacker had IRC operator privileges, a remote attacker could cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected irssi, irssi-dev and / or irssi-text packages.