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CESA-2004:585: xchat security update

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CESA-2004:585: xchat security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated xchat package that fixes a stack buffer overflow in the SOCKSv5 proxy code.

X-Chat is a graphical IRC chat client for the X Window System. A stack buffer overflow has been fixed in the SOCKSv5 proxy code. An attacker could create a malicious SOCKSv5 proxy server in such a way that X-Chat would execute arbitrary code if a victim configured X-Chat to use the proxy. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0409 to this issue. Users of X-Chat should upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a backported security patch, and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-xchat

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