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[DSA493] DSA-493-1 xchat Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
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
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your xchat and related packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-493
Threat Level: High
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