Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1050-1 xchat -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 Aug 2017
Affected Packages:
xchat
Vulnerable:
Yes
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.