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RHSA-2002-124: xchat Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the xchat packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A security issue in XChat allows a malicious server to execute arbitrary
XChat is a popular cross-platform IRC client.
Versions of XChat prior to 1.8.9 do not filter the response from an IRC
server when a /dns query is executed. Because XChat resolves hostnames by
passing the configured resolver and hostname to a shell, an IRC server may
return a maliciously formatted response that executes arbitrary commands
with the rights of the user running XChat.
All users of XChat are advised to update to these errata packages
containing XChat version 1.8.9 which is not vulnerable to this issue.
[update 14 Aug 2002]
Previous packages pushed were not signed, this update replaces the packages
with signed versions
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-124.html
Threat Level: High
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