Ubuntu 2945-1: XChat-GNOME vulnerability

    Date04 Apr 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
    69
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    XChat-GNOME could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2945-1
    April 04, 2016
    
    xchat-gnome vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    XChat-GNOME could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
    
    Software Description:
    - xchat-gnome: simple and featureful IRC client for GNOME
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that XChat-GNOME incorrectly verified the hostname in an
    SSL certificate. An attacker could trick XChat-GNOME into trusting a rogue
    server's certificate, which was signed by a trusted certificate authority,
    to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      xchat-gnome                     1:0.30.0~git20141005.816798-0ubuntu6.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      xchat-gnome
    1:0.30.0~git20131003.d20b8d+really20110821-0.2ubuntu12.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      xchat-gnome                     1:0.30.0~git20110821.e2a400-0.2ubuntu4.3
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart XChat-GNOME to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2945-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/1565000
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xchat-gnome/1:0.30.0~git20141005.816798-0ubuntu6.2
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xchat-gnome/1:0.30.0~git20131003.d20b8d+really20110821-0.2ubuntu12.2
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xchat-gnome/1:0.30.0~git20110821.e2a400-0.2ubuntu4.3
    
    
    
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