Irssi hostname man-in-the-middle
|irssi-hostname-mitm (57790)||Medium Risk|
Irssi is vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack, caused by the failure to check the hostname when establishing SSL connections. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using unknown attack vectors to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.
Upgrade to the latest version of Irssi (0.8.15 or later), available from the Irssi Web site. See References.
- Irssi Web site: Irssi 0.8.15 Released.
- BID-39377: Irssi Denial of Service and SSL Hostname Verification Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2010-1155: Irssi before 0.8.15, when SSL is used, does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field or a Subject Alternative Name field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof IRC servers via an arbitrary certificate.
- MDVSA-2010:079: irssi
- OSVDB ID: 63888: irssi X.509 Certificate Common Name (CN) Field Handling SSL MiTM Weakness
- SA39365: irssi Denial of Service and SSL Hostname Verification Vulnerabilities
- SUSE-SR:2010:011: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-929-1: irssi vulnerabilities
- USN-929-2: irssi regression
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
- irssi irssi 0.8.13
- Mandriva Linux 2009.1
- Mandriva Linux 2009.1 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2010 X86_64
- Mandriva Linux 2010
Apr 11, 2010
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