Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1089-1 irssi -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
05 Sep 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 867598.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-10965, CVE-2017-10966.
More information:

Some Irssi issues were found:

  • CVE-2017-10965

    An issue was discovered in Irssi before 1.0.4. When receiving messages with invalid time stamps, Irssi would try to dereference a NULL pointer.

  • CVE-2017-10966

    An issue was discovered in Irssi before 1.0.4. While updating the internal nick list, Irssi could incorrectly use the GHashTable interface and free the nick while updating it. This would then result in use-after-free conditions on each access of the hash table.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.15-5+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your irssi packages.

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