irssi: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-45

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in irssi, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-irc/irssi on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.8.21
Unaffected versions >= 0.8.21

Background

irssi is a modular textUI IRC client with IPv6 support.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in irssi. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All irssi users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-irc/irssi-0.8.21"
 

References

Release Date
January 19, 2017

Latest Revision
January 19, 2017: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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