GLSA-200404-15 : XChat 2.0.x SOCKS5 Vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

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.

Impact :

This vulnerability may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code within
the context of the user ID of the XChat client.

Workaround :

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 :

Solution :

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)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0409