Bug 1459457 (CVE-2017-9469) - CVE-2017-9469 irssi: Invalid read when receiving certain incorrectly quoted DCC files
Summary: CVE-2017-9469 irssi: Invalid read when receiving certain incorrectly quoted D...
Alias: CVE-2017-9469
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: 1459458
Blocks: 1459459
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-06-07 08:24 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 02:02 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: irssi 1.0.3
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An out-of-bound heap read was found in irssi's get_file_params_count() function, during the parsing of a DCC SEND request. An IRC client connected to the same IRC network as the target could send a specially crafted request that would force irssi to read 1 byte outside of an allocated string, which could, possibly, lead to an invalid memory read.
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Last Closed: 2017-06-12 14:54:04 UTC

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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-06-07 08:24:12 UTC
When receiving certain incorrectly quoted DCC files, Irssi would try to find the terminating quote one byte before the allocated memory. A remote attacker could possibly use this to crash irssi.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-06-07 08:25:03 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1459458]

Comment 2 Cedric Buissart 2017-06-12 13:58:20 UTC
Lowering impact: the vulnerability allows an out of bound read 1 byte outside of the allocated memory. As shipped in RHEL, this will not cause an invalid memory access.

Comment 3 Cedric Buissart 2017-06-12 14:54:12 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/.

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