Bug 1378344 (CVE-2016-7045) - CVE-2016-7045 irssi: String length not validated in format_send_to_gui() causing crash
Summary: CVE-2016-7045 irssi: String length not validated in format_send_to_gui() caus...
Alias: CVE-2016-7045
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1378345 1378346
Blocks: 1378349
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-09-22 08:22 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:17 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: irssi 0.8.20
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Last Closed: 2016-09-27 09:51:46 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-09-22 08:22:29 UTC
A vulnerability in irssi was found caused by improper input checking allowing remote attacker to cause application crash.

The format_send_to_gui() function does not validate the length of the string before incrementing the `ptr' pointer in all cases. If that happens, the pointer `ptr' can be incremented twice and thus end past the boundaries of the original `dup' buffer.

Affected versions: Irssi 0.8.17-beta up to and including 0.8.19 up to 0.8.19-219-g52fedea

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-09-22 08:23:39 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1378345]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 1378346]

Comment 6 Cedric Buissart 2016-09-27 09:50:33 UTC
As shipped in RHEL-6, RHEL-7 or EPEL-5, the ptr pointer can not overflow. These products are not affected by this flaw.

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