USN-259-1: irssi vulnerability

2 March 2006

irssi-text vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 5.10

Software Description


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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: