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Security Linux News for Jan 13, 2002

  • Debian Security Advisory: xchat (Jan 13, 2002, 17:54)
    "zen-parse found a vulnerability in the XChat IRC client that allows an attacker to take over the users IRC session."

  • Debian Security Advisory: gzip (Jan 13, 2002, 17:51)
    "GOBBLES found a buffer overflow in gzip that occurs when compressing files with really long filenames. Even though GOBBLES claims to have developed an exploit to take advantage of this bug, it has been said by others that this problem is not likely to be exploitable as other security incidents."