Vigil@nce - Irssi: use after free via Scroll Buffer Hidden Lines
March 2019 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: openSUSE Leap, Slackware, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Consequences: user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Provenance: internet server.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 14/01/2019.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can force the usage of a freed memory area via Scroll Buffer Hidden Lines of Irssi, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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