Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 : BitchX security fixes (SSA:2003-141-02)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18716


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New BitchX packages are available to fix security problems found by Timo Sirainen. BitchX is an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client. Under certain circumstances, a malicious IRC server could cause BitchX to crash, or possibly to run arbitrary code as the user running BitchX.
All sites running BitchX are advised to upgrade.


Update the affected bitchx package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18716

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-141-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:bitchx, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2003/05/21

Reference Information

SSA: 2003-141-02