Bug 1410821 (CVE-2017-5193)

Summary: CVE-2017-5193 irssi: Null pointer dereference in the nickcmp function
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: huzaifas, jskarvad, mmahut, rosser.bjr
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: irssi 0.8.21, irssi 1.0.0 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2017-02-21 17:19:17 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1410829, 1410830    
Bug Blocks: 1410833    

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-01-06 15:11:32 UTC
A null pointer dereference vulnerability was found in irssi.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-01-06 15:19:58 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1410829]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1410830]

Comment 2 Cedric Buissart 2017-02-21 16:42:15 UTC
* A rogue IRC server is required to be able to crash irssi via this vulnerability. An attacker would need to either gain control of a IRC server, or trick the user into connecting a rogue IRC server => Lowering the severity due to access complexity.

* From the upstream patch, only the part concerning src/irc/core/irc-queries.c file refers to this vulnerability.

Comment 4 Cedric Buissart 2017-02-21 17:19:02 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/.