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USN259-1 : irssi-text vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
irssi-text vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote package "irssi-text" is missing a security patch.

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.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- irssi-text-0.8.9+0.8.10rc5-0ubuntu4.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)

Threat Level: High

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