USN-3086-1: Irssi vulnerabilities
21 September 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Irssi could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- irssi - terminal based IRC client
Gabriel Campana and Adrien Guinet discovered that the format parsing code in Irssi did not properly verify 24bit color codes. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2016-7044)
Gabriel Campana and Adrien Guinet discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the format parsing code in Irssi. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2016-7045)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart Irssi to make all the necessary changes.