Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Security update for xchat


(Last modified: 13JUN2002)

solutions Security update for xchat SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d15c792386a36d225ee126417e452cac)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

Package: xchat
Release: 20020613
Obsoletes: none


Problem description

Due to the hostname resolving method used by xchat, an IRC server may return a maliciously formatted response that may cause xchat to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the user running xchat. This update package fixes this vulnerability.


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 -Uvh xchat.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Micro Focus