Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xchat (MDKSA-2002:051)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

In versions of the xchat IRC client prior to version 1.8.9, xchat does
not filter the response from an IRC server when a /dns query is
executed. xchat resolves hostnames by passing the configured resolver
and hostname to a shell, so an IRC server may return a malicious
response formatted so that arbitrary commands are executed with the
privilege of the user running xchat.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13954 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-051.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 4376

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0382

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