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Debian: New xchat packages fix arbitrary code execution

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the Socks-5 proxy code of XChat, an IRC client for X similar to AmIRC. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the users' machine. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 493-1                                        Martin Schulze
April 21st, 2004              
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Package        : xchat
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2004-0409
Debian Bug     : 244184

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the Socks-5 proxy code of
XChat, an IRC client for X similar to AmIRC.  This allows an attacker
to execute arbitrary code on the users' machine.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.8.9-0woody3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.8-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xchat and related packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:  1310151 05701f0c567ce1ece6577c69f146e6b3

  Architecture independent components:
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  Alpha architecture:
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  ARM architecture:
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  Intel IA-32 architecture:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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  HP Precision architecture:
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  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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