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[DSA157] DSA-157-1 irssi-text

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-157-1 irssi-text

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The IRC client irssi is vulnerable to a denial of service condition.
The problem occurs when a user attempts to join a channel that has an
overly long topic description. When a certain string is appended to
the topic, irssi will crash.
This problem has been fixed in version 0.8.4-3.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 0.8.5-2 for the
unstable distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is
not affected, since the corresponding portions of code are not
present. The same applies to irssi-gnome and irssi-gtk, which don't
seem to be affected as well.
We recommend that you upgrade your irssi-text package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-157
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5055

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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