openSUSE Security Update : irssi (openSUSE-2017-241)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97114


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The IRC textmode client irssi was updated to version 1.0.1 to fix bugs and security issues.

irssi 1.0.1 :

- Fix Perl compilation in object dir

- Fix incorrect HELP SERVER example

- Correct memory leak in /OP and /VOICE

- Fix regression that broke second level completion

- Correct missing NULL termination in perl_parse boo#1023638

- Sync broken script

- Prevent a memory leak during the processing of the SASL response boo#1023637

irssi 1.0.0 :

- irssiproxy can now forward all tags through a single port.

- The kill buffer now remembers consecutive kills. New bindings were added: yank_next_cutbuffer and append_next_kill.

- autolog_ignore_targets and activity_hide_targets learn a new syntax tag/* and * to ignore whole networks or everything.

- hilight got a -matchcase flag to hilight case sensitively.

- Display TLS connection information upon connect. You can disable this by setting tls_verbose_connect to FALSE

- Certificate pinning for TLS certificates

- /names and $[…] now uses utf8 string operations.

- New setting completion_nicks_match_case

- /channel /server /network now support modify subcommand.

- New option sasl_disconnect_on_failure to disconnect when SASL log-in failed.


Update the affected irssi packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97114

File Name: openSUSE-2017-241.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/13

Modified: 2017/02/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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: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: 2017/02/10