Bug 1379270 (CVE-2016-7553)

Summary: CVE-2016-7553 irssi: Information disclosure in buf.pl
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: cbuissar, huzaifas, jskarvad, mmahut
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Bug Depends On: 1379272, 1379273    
Bug Blocks: 1378349    

Description Andrej Nemec 2016-09-26 09:08:19 UTC
An information disclosure vulnerability was found in the buf.pl core script for irssi. Other users on the same machine may be able to retrieve the whole window contents after /UPGRADE when the buf.pl script is loaded. Furthermore, this dump of the windows contents is never removed afterwards.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-09-26 09:10:12 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1379272]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1379273]

Comment 2 Jaroslav Škarvada 2016-09-26 12:16:39 UTC

Comment 3 Jaroslav Škarvada 2016-09-26 12:17:19 UTC
(In reply to Jaroslav Škarvada from comment #2)
> Fixed.

In Fedora 23 - 26 and EPEL-5.

Comment 4 Cedric Buissart 2016-09-27 11:01:08 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.