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MDKSA-2002:051: xchat Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xchat package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:051 (xchat).

In versions of the xchat IRC client prior to version 1.8.9, xchat does not
filter the response from an IRC server when a /dns query is executed. xchat
resolves hostnames by passing the configured resolver and hostname to a shell,
so an IRC server may return a malicious response formatted so that arbitrary
commands are executed with the privilege of the user running xchat.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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