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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-15
(XChat 2.0.x SOCKS5 Vulnerability)
The SOCKS 5 proxy code in XChat is vulnerable to a remote exploit.
Users would have to be using XChat through a SOCKS 5 server, enable
SOCKS 5 traversal which is disabled by default and also connect to an
attacker's custom proxy server.
This vulnerability may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code within
the context of the user ID of the XChat client.
A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are
advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
See also :
All XChat users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-irc/xchat-2.0.8-r1'
# emerge '>=net-irc/xchat-2.0.8-r1'
Note that users of the gtk1 version of xchat (1.8.*) should upgrade to
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '=net-irc/xchat-1.8.11-r1'
# emerge '=net-irc/xchat-1.8.11-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14480 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-15.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0409
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