Ubuntu 3862-1: Irssi vulnerability

    Date17 Jan 2019
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Irssi could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3862-1
    January 17, 2019
    
    irssi vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Irssi could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it
    received a specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - irssi: terminal based IRC client
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Irssi incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service
    or to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      irssi                           1.1.1-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      irssi                           1.0.5-1ubuntu4.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      irssi                           0.8.19-1ubuntu1.8
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      irssi                           0.8.15-5ubuntu3.6
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Irssi to make all
    the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3862-1
      CVE-2019-5882
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/1.1.1-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/1.0.5-1ubuntu4.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.19-1ubuntu1.8
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/irssi/0.8.15-5ubuntu3.6
    
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