GLSA-201701-45 : irssi: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96642


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-45 (irssi: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in irssi. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All irssi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-irc/irssi-0.8.21'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96642

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-45.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/20

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:gentoo:linux:irssi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/19

Reference Information

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

GLSA: 201701-45