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Bug 624100 (CVE-2017-10965, CVE-2017-10966) - <net-irc/irssi-1.0.4: Multiple vulnerabilities
Summary: <net-irc/irssi-1.0.4: Multiple vulnerabilities
Alias: CVE-2017-10965, CVE-2017-10966
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa cve]
: 624982 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: CVE-2017-9468, CVE-2017-9469
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Reported: 2017-07-07 12:37 UTC by Kristian Fiskerstrand
Modified: 2017-10-20 01:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: No
stable-bot: sanity-check+


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Description Kristian Fiskerstrand gentoo-dev Security 2017-07-07 12:37:47 UTC
From $URL:
IRSSI-SA-2017-07 Irssi Security Advisory
CVE-2017-10965, CVE-2017-10966.


Two vulnerabilities have been located in Irssi.

(a) When receiving messages with invalid time stamps, Irssi would try
    to dereference a NULL pointer. Found by Brian 'geeknik' Carpenter
    of Geeknik Labs. (CWE-690)

    CVE-2017-10965 [2] was assigned to this bug

(b) While updating the internal nick list, Irssi may incorrectly use
    the GHashTable interface and free the nick while updating it. This
    will then result in use-after-free conditions on each access of
    the hash table. Found by Brian 'geeknik' Carpenter of Geeknik
    Labs. (CWE-416 caused by CWE-227)

    CVE-2017-10966 [3] was assigned to this bug


(a) May result in denial of service (remote crash).

(b) Undefined behaviour.

Affected versions

All Irssi versions that we observed.

Fixed in

Irssi 1.0.4

Recommended action

Upgrade to Irssi 1.0.4. Irssi 1.0.4 is a maintenance release in the
1.0 series, without any new features.

After installing the updated packages, one can issue the /upgrade
command to load the new binary. TLS connections will require

Mitigating facts

(a) requires control over the ircd

(b) should not happen with a conforming ircd



Comment 1 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2017-07-07 13:16:19 UTC
commit d939b3f9445cd00df8426d136d035c650b466e12 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author:     Patrice Clement <>
AuthorDate: Fri Jul 7 15:13:57 2017 +0200
Commit:     Patrice Clement <>
CommitDate: Fri Jul 7 15:14:43 2017 +0200

net-irc/irssi: version bump.


Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.6, Repoman-2.3.1

net-irc/irssi/Manifest           |  1 +
net-irc/irssi/irssi-1.0.4.ebuild | 55 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 56 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 net-irc/irssi/irssi-1.0.4.ebuild
Comment 2 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2017-07-07 13:17:34 UTC
This bug report renders bug 624100 obsolete now.
Comment 3 Kristian Fiskerstrand gentoo-dev Security 2017-07-07 13:19:06 UTC
(In reply to Patrice Clement from comment #1)
> net-irc/irssi: version bump.

Thank you for the version bump Patrice. Please call for stabilization once you feel it is sufficiently ready for it.
Comment 4 Kristian Fiskerstrand gentoo-dev Security 2017-07-07 13:19:41 UTC
(In reply to Patrice Clement from comment #2)
> This bug report renders bug 624100 obsolete now.

Recursive loop?
Comment 5 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2017-07-07 13:25:52 UTC
(In reply to Kristian Fiskerstrand from comment #4)
> (In reply to Patrice Clement from comment #2)
> > This bug report renders bug 624100 obsolete now.
> Recursive loop?

Uh.. my copy/paste skills are so bad :/ I meant to write bug 621188! :)
Comment 6 Andrey Ovcharov 2017-07-14 12:10:47 UTC
*** Bug 624982 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Sergei Trofimovich gentoo-dev 2017-08-08 14:04:53 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 8 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2017-08-08 20:40:27 UTC
arm stable
Comment 9 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-08-10 07:01:30 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 10 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2017-08-18 20:11:47 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 11 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-08-31 15:21:52 UTC
alpha stable
Comment 13 Sergei Trofimovich gentoo-dev 2017-09-23 14:03:29 UTC
hppa stable
Comment 14 Sergei Trofimovich gentoo-dev 2017-09-26 08:59:54 UTC
ppc64 stable
Comment 15 Sergei Trofimovich gentoo-dev 2017-09-26 22:28:43 UTC
ppc stable
Comment 16 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2017-10-19 15:53:20 UTC

Please proceed.
Comment 17 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-10-19 16:27:35 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 0556397f8153373c5a1b8b4716b6142fcb91e7e0
Author:     Patrice Clement <>
AuthorDate: 2017-10-19 16:27:08 +0000
Commit:     Patrice Clement <>
CommitDate: 2017-10-19 16:27:29 +0000

    net-irc/irssi: remove vulnerable versions.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.8, Repoman-2.3.3

 net-irc/irssi/Manifest                       |  3 --
 net-irc/irssi/files/irssi-0.8.20-tinfo.patch | 21 --------
 net-irc/irssi/irssi-0.8.21.ebuild            | 72 ----------------------------
 net-irc/irssi/irssi-1.0.2.ebuild             | 60 -----------------------
 net-irc/irssi/irssi-1.0.3.ebuild             | 55 ---------------------
 5 files changed, 211 deletions(-)}
Comment 18 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2017-10-20 01:48:57 UTC
GLSA Vote: No