Debian: irssi denial of service

    Date23 Aug 2002
    CategoryDebian
    3145
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The IRC client irssi is vulnerable to a denial of service condition. The problem occurs when a user attempts to join a channel that has an overly long topic description. When a certain string is appended to the topic, irssi will crash.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 157-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    August 23rd, 2002                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : irssi-text
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    BugTraq ID     : 5055
    
    The IRC client irssi is vulnerable to a denial of service condition.
    The problem occurs when a user attempts to join a channel that has an
    overly long topic description.  When a certain string is appended to
    the topic, irssi will crash.
    
    This problem has been fixed in version 0.8.4-3.1 for the current
    stable stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.8.5-2 for the
    unstable distribution (sid).  The old stable distribution (potato) is
    not affected, since the corresponding portions of code are not
    present.  The same applies to irssi-gnome and irssi-gtk, which don't
    seem to be affected as well.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your irssi-text package.
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      649 45ddefa3d91a9b66c56160a5c017b2a7
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    72951 e31eed9f81003ba318e841f3fd5f5119
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   952304 57bf9d89638be3d377be211f0b0d7049
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   903334 1016a920949b3dd3a2a2ff0a5691a050
    
      ARM architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   754340 615076b56439436f3757dc48bc294233
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   695000 9557d0cce86def75e96636781c68716e
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  1291782 b5eaa3db75572cffdd490093ea99a1ec
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   890694 9981ad90d84232736e152ff59f533048
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   683516 6bcafbf18d79d3113a2d2e15adbcc72e
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   776628 a819f3ae3a7f6eb2b7de4935c50a92a2
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   776688 e6cbc3580de13997477cec0d4f4b6102
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   760356 cb2027ac3fb685d5126b7d89e9c7bbbc
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   725678 3862d7d4ba5a3933507a976dd3855541
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
         http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.4-3.1_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   764396 527d18a16fa8f59bd0b950a758062527
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    
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