Debian Security Advisory

DLA-722-1 irssi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Nov 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 838762.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7553.
More information:

An information disclosure vulnerability was found in irssi.

  • CVE-2016-7553

    Other users on the same machine as the user running irssi with loaded may be able to retrieve the whole window contents after /UPGRADE. Furthermore, this dump of the windows contents is never removed afterwards.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, this problems have been fixed in version 0.8.15-5+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your irssi packages.

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