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

High Nessus Plugin ID 13954


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected xchat package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13954

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xchat, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0382

BID: 4376

MDKSA: 2002:051