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Security update for package xchat

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(Last modified: 26APR2004)


solutions Security update for package xchat SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (56de914abda286ddeda74f85a2fd4a5e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: xchat
Release: 20040426
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using xchat with a SOCKS5 proxy should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in xchat has been found that can be used by a remote attacker to execute code as the user running xchat. The overflow affects users of SOCKS5 proxies only.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh xchat.rpm

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