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Eridani alert ERISA-2002:021 (xchat)

From:	 Eridani Star System <linux@eridani.co.uk>
To:	 eridani-announce@eridani.co.uk
Subject: [Eridani-Announce] ERISA-2002:021 - xchat
Date:	 Wed, 5 Jun 2002 23:48:23 +0100 (BST)

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		ERIDANI LINUX - SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT
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Package:	xchat
Summary:	/dns does not check the response returned from the server
Date:		2002-06-05
ID:		ERISA-2002:021

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Problem description:

  Versions of the XChat IRC client prior to 1.8.9 do not check the
  response returned by the server to a /dns request.  Since XChat hands
  off the lookup request to a shell, a malicious IRC server can return
  a response that executes arbitrary commands on the local machine
  with the privileges of the XChat user.

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Updated packages:

  656c082879c4993bf96570767bfc0083  xchat-1.8.9-1.src.rpm
  2d24bfcec11e7508cce044647b2fc01b  xchat-1.8.9-1.i386.rpm

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References:

  http://online.securityfocus.com/bid/4376/info/

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