Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1088-1 irssi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
04 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9468, CVE-2017-9469.
More information:

Irssi has some issues where remote attackers might be able to cause a crash.

  • CVE-2017-9468

    In irssi, when receiving a DCC message without source nick/host, it attempts to dereference a NULL pointer.

  • CVE-2017-9469

    In irssi, when receiving certain incorrectly quoted DCC files, it tries to find the terminating quote one byte before the allocated memory.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.15-5+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your irssi packages.

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