Bug 1510958 (CVE-2017-15723) - CVE-2017-15723 irssi: NULL pointer dereference due to overlong nicks while splitting the message
Summary: CVE-2017-15723 irssi: NULL pointer dereference due to overlong nicks while sp...
Alias: CVE-2017-15723
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: 1510963
Blocks: 1510960
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Reported: 2017-11-08 13:30 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 01:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: irssi 1.0.5
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Last Closed: 2017-12-14 10:01:13 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-11-08 13:30:00 UTC
In Irssi before 1.0.5, overlong nicks or targets may result in a NULL pointer dereference while splitting the message. This may result in a remote denial of service.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-08 13:32:33 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1510963]

Comment 2 Stefan Cornelius 2017-12-14 10:01:13 UTC
As far as I can tell, this was introduced sometime around version 0.8.17-rc2. The versions we ship are older.

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2017-12-14 10:01:20 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of irssi as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

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