Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : xchat-gnome vulnerability (USN-2945-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that XChat-GNOME incorrectly verified the hostname
in an SSL certificate. An attacker could trick XChat-GNOME into
trusting a rogue server's certificate, which was signed by a trusted
certificate authority, to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected xchat-gnome package.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90350 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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