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Category:   Application (Instant Messaging/IRC/Chat)  >   Xchat Vendors:   Zelezny, Peter
XChat Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027468
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027468
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-5129   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 31 2012
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.8.9 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in XChat. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a heap overflow and cause the target service to crash.

The original advisory and demonstration exploit code is available at:

http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/18159/

th3p4tri0t reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can the target service to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  xchat.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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