USN-259-1: irssi vulnerability
Posted on: 03/02/2006 12:12 PM

A new irssi vulnerability update is available for Ubuntu Linux. Here the announcement:

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-259-1 March 01, 2006
irssi-text vulnerability
CVE-2006-0458
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)

The following packages are affected:

irssi-text

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1. After a standard system upgrade
you need to restart irssi to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discoverd in irssi. The DCC
ACCEPT command handler did not sufficiently verify the remotely
specified arguments. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash
irssi by sending a specially crafted DCC commands.


Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 12568 50ec4fee5eaf55ba7a312373bbaca462
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 739 23ccac99b2a8f82d47cb1cc5f9a51ac8
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 1192158 7c0b6c1533c85e918f41ded1238e4ca1

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 955832 134ebeda2593d742a808a79b78a9f488

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 851690 854b0e9e9ff3a73160a71d1b5445d850

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/irssi-text/irssi-text_0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 937644 73f7b5547d9905e95006889dbc92082b

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