Slackware Security Advisory: xchat input validation bug fixedSep 14, 2000, 22:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher J. Kager)
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 13:08:04 -0400
An input validation bug was found to affect Slackware Linux 7.0, 7.1, and -current. The problem is described in detail at this site:
Users of Slackware 7.0, 7.1, and -current are urged to upgraded to the xchat.tgz package available in the Slackware -current branch.
The input validation bug has been fixed in this release of XChat. The new xchat.tgz package is available from:
For verification purposes, we provide the following checksums:
16-bit "sum" checksum:
128-bit MD5 message digest:
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE xchat.tgz PACKAGE:
# upgradepkg xchat.tgz
Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before upgrading packages.
- Slackware Linux Security Team