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X-Chat vulnerability in Socks-5 proxy LNSA-#2004-0014



LNSA-#2004-0014: X-Chat vulnerability in Socks-5 proxy

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Netwosix Linux Security Advisory #2004-0014  
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Package name:      xchat
Summary:              X-Chat vulnerability in Socks-5 proxy
Date:                    2004-05-01
Affected versions:  Netwosix 1.1 Netwosix 1.1
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- -> Package description:
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Xchat is an IRC client for UNIX operating systems. Xchat runs on most BSD and 
POSIX compliant operating systems.

- -> Problem description:
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Stack-based buffer overflow in the Socks-5 proxy code for XChat 1.8.0 to 
2.0.8, with socks5 traversal enabled, allows remote attackers to execute 
arbitrary code.

- -> Action:
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  We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
  Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
  package, you may want to remove it from your system.

- -> Location:
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  You can download the latest version of this package in NEPOTE format from:
   

- -> Nepote Update:
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See this instructions to update the port of this package:

        # cd /usr/ports/graphics/xchat/
        # rm nepote
        # wget http://download.netwosix.org/0014/nepote 
        # sh nepote (to install the new and updated package)

- -> References
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   Specific references for this advisory:
        http://mail.nl.linux.org/xchat-announce/2004-04/msg00000.html 
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0409 

- -> About Linux Netwosix:
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Linux Netwosix is a powerful and optimized Linux distribution for servers
and Network Security related jobs.  It can also be used for special operations
such as penetration testing with its big collection of security oriented
software and sources. It's a light distribution created for the requirements
of every SysAdmin and it's very portable and highly configurable. Our
philosophy is to give greater liberty for  configuration to the SysAdmin.
Only in this way can he/she configure a powerful and stable server machine.
Linux Netwosix also has a powerful ports system (Nepote) similar to the xBSD
systems but more flexible and usable.


- -> Questions?
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  Check out our mailing lists:
   


  The advisory itself is available at
   
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MD5sums of the packages:
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16c830dafad934176735091941766653  0014/nepote
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Vincenzo Ciaglia - Linux Netwosix Security Advisories
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