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

High Nessus Plugin ID 90350


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


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.


Update the affected xchat-gnome package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90350

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2945-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/05

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xchat-gnome, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/04

Reference Information

USN: 2945-1