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

High Nessus Plugin ID 15633


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected xchat package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15633

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-585.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/11/04

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xchat, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0409

RHSA: 2004:585