Fedora 11 : irssi-0.8.15-1.fc11 (2010-6618)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47442


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes two security issues: The first being that Irssi didn't check hostname on SSL connections and the other being a hard to exploit remote crash bug. For a complete listing of the changes and bugfixes since 0.8.14, please have a look at the http://irssi.org/news/ChangeLog

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


Update the affected irssi package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47442

File Name: fedora_2010-6618.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/01

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:irssi, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/15

Reference Information

BID: 35399

FEDORA: 2010-6618