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[DSA493] DSA-493-1 xchat Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-493-1 xchat

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the Socks-5 proxy code of
XChat, an IRC client for X similar to AmIRC. This allows a possible hacker
to execute arbitrary code on the users' machine.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8.9-0woody3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.8-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xchat and related packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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