Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1050-1 xchat -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Aug 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 852275.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2087.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a directory traversal vulnerability in the xchat IRC client which allowed remote IRC servers to read or modify arbitrary files via a ".." in the server name.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, this issue has been fixed in xchat version 2.8.8-7.1+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xchat packages.