Bug 1546280 (CVE-2018-7050) - CVE-2018-7050 irssi: Null pointer dereference when an "empty" nick joins a channel
Summary: CVE-2018-7050 irssi: Null pointer dereference when an "empty" nick joins a ch...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2018-7050
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1546315 1563159 1563161 1563162
Blocks: 1546283
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-02-16 19:27 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: irssi 1.0.7, irssi 1.1.1
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A NULL pointer dereference was found in Irssi when an "empty" nick joins a channel. A remote attacker, who can control an IRC server, could crash IRC clients by leveraging this vulnerability.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:40:14 UTC


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Description Laura Pardo 2018-02-16 19:27:58 UTC
A NULL pointer dereference was found in Irssi in complete_from_nicklist function
of chat-completion.c file, when an "empty" nick joins a channel. A remote
attacker, who can control an IRC server, could crash IRC clients by leveraging
this vulnerability.

Upstream patch:
https://github.com/irssi/irssi/commit/36564717c9f701e3a339da362ab46d220d27e0c1

References:
https://irssi.org/security/irssi_sa_2018_02.txt

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-02-16 20:12:06 UTC
Created irssi tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1546315]


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