Ubuntu 3317-1: Irssi vulnerabilities

    Date12 Jun 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Irssi could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3317-1
    June 12, 2017
    
    irssi vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Irssi could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
    traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - irssi: terminal based IRC client
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled certain DCC messages. A
    malicious IRC server could use this issue to cause Irssi to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9468)
    
    Joseph Bisch discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled receiving
    incorrectly quoted DCC files. A remote attacker could possibly use this
    issue to cause Irssi to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
    (CVE-2017-9469)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.04:
      irssi                           0.8.20-2ubuntu2.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      irssi                           0.8.19-1ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      irssi                           0.8.19-1ubuntu1.4
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      irssi                           0.8.15-5ubuntu3.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Irssi to make all the
    necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3317-1
      CVE-2017-9468, CVE-2017-9469
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.20-2ubuntu2.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.19-1ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.19-1ubuntu1.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.15-5ubuntu3.2
    
    
    
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