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CLA-2002:526-xchat

by Nikola Strahija on September 24th, 2002 XChat is a popular graphical IRC client available in most linux distributions. XChat prior to version 1.8.9 has a vulnerability[1] that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands in the IRC client context. The vulnerability resides in the way xchat handles the IRC server response for the /dns command. It passes the response directly to a shell without filtering it.


An attacker with administration
privileges in the IRC server can insert escaped commands in such a
response, which will be executed by the client's shell.

Please note that in order to have this vulnerability exploited, the
xchat user must be connected to an IRC server where the attacker has
administration privileges and must also run the /dns command.


SOLUTION
All xchat users should upgrade.


REFERENCES:
1.http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=101725430425490&w=2
2.http://distro.conectiva.com.br/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=6596


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U60_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U60_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/RPMS/xchat-gtk-1.8.10-1U70_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/7.0/SRPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U70_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/xchat-gtk-1.8.10-1U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/xchat-1.8.10-1U80_1cl.src.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform
upgrades of RPM packages:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
(you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

- run: apt-get update
- after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples
can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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