USN-259-1: irssi vulnerability

02 March 2006

irssi vulnerability



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
  • irssi-text -

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.