Slackware: 2010-116-01: irssi: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New irssi packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix security issues. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  irssi (SSA:2010-116-01)

New irssi packages are available for Slackware 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1,
12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack13.0.txz:  Upgraded.
  From the NEWS file:
    - Check if an SSL certificate matches the hostname of the server we are
      connecting to.
    - Fix crash when checking for fuzzy nick match when not on the channel.
      Reported by Aurelien Delaitre (SATE 2009).
  For more information, see:
  (* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT:  Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.1 package:
679eb1cd6da595da5b7533ab1a1220d7  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
5b021642066bda5c60aacfd864b6845b  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
15ca6dbaf59e9068f67bfeeb4008527f  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
a12a40c36cf94fb286cc8b3194f7c772  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
4c993dd2006c75403529abe1ae68604a  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
4634fb3fa26ada03311df2136adcf979  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
2f81092f034dca9a218a0ea8e2e9cece  irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
074bae5a778ea6185de2bd7034da59f8  irssi-0.8.15-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
eba73b0efffa1e065a32060f24097cab  n/irssi-0.8.15-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
64b7dc784c9af2a2a0da5dd30522d515  n/irssi-0.8.15-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg irssi-0.8.15-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


Slackware Linux Security Team