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Use After Free


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


An issue was discovered in Irssi before 1.0.7 and 1.1.x before 1.1.1. There is a use-after-free when a server is disconnected during netsplits. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2017-7191.

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  • HIGH
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CWE-416 - Use After Free

Use-after-free (UaF) vulnerability occurs when the application is using a pointer to memory that has been freed. Any attempt to read/write to a buffer after it is de-allocated allows memory corruption, sensitive information exposure, and can potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published