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RHSA-2004:177: An updated X-Chat package fixes vulnerability in Socks-5 proxy

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RHSA-2004:177: An updated X-Chat package fixes vulnerability in Socks-5 proxy

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated X-Chat package fixes a vulnerability which could be exploited by a malicious Socks-5 proxy is now available.

X-Chat is a graphical IRC chat client for the X Window System. A stack buffer overflow flaw was found in the X-Chat's Socks-5 proxy code. An attacker could create a malicious Socks-5 proxy server in such a way that X-Chat would execute arbitrary code if a victim configured X-Chat to use the proxy. Users of X-Chat should upgrade to this updated package which contains a backported security patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xchat

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