openSUSE Security Update : irssi (openSUSE-2017-67)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96385


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


irssi was updated to fix four vulnerabilities that could result in denial of service (remote crash) when connecting to malicious servers or receiving specially crafted data. (boo#1018357)

- CVE-2017-5193: NULL pointer dereference in the nickcmp function

- CVE-2017-5194: out of bounds read in certain incomplete control codes

- CVE-2017-5195: out of bounds read in certain incomplete character sequences

- CVE-2017-5196: Correct an error when receiving invalid nick message


Update the affected irssi packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96385

File Name: openSUSE-2017-67.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/10

Modified: 2017/03/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:irssi-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5193, CVE-2017-5194, CVE-2017-5195, CVE-2017-5196