Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3836-1 weechat -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 27 Apr 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861121.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8073.
- More information:
It was discovered that weechat, a fast and light chat client, is prone to a buffer overflow vulnerability in the IRC plugin, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service by sending a specially crafted filename via DCC.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1-1+deb8u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.7-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your weechat packages.