RHEL 2.1 / 3 : xchat (RHSA-2004:585)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

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

X-Chat is a graphical IRC chat client for the X Window System.

A stack-based 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 CVE-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.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0409.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?591f5f7f
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-585.html

Solution :

Update the affected xchat package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15633 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0409