openSUSE Security Update : irssi (openSUSE-SU-2010:0183-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46188


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


irssi did not check the identity information of a remote hosts's certificate. Attackers could exploit that for a man-in-the-middle attack (CVE-2010-1155).

irssi could crash if someone changed nick while the victim was leaving the channel (CVE-2010-1156).


Update the affected irssi packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46188

File Name: suse_11_1_irssi-100427.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/30

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1155, CVE-2010-1156