GLSA-200807-12 : BitchX: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200807-12
(BitchX: Multiple vulnerabilities)

bannedit reported a boundary error when handling overly long IRC MODE
messages (CVE-2007-4584). Nico Golde reported an insecure creation of a
temporary file within the e_hostname() function (CVE-2007-5839).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious IRC
server, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. A local attacker could
perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the local

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Since BitchX is no longer maintained, we recommend that users unmerge
the vulnerable package and switch to another IRC client:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-irc/bitchx'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33558 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4584