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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200807-12">
  <title>BitchX: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
  <synopsis>
    Multiple vulnerabilities in BitchX may allow for the remote execution of
    arbitrary code or symlink attacks.
  </synopsis>
  <product type="ebuild">bitchx</product>
  <announced>2008-07-21</announced>
  <revised>2008-07-21: 01</revised>
  <bug>190667</bug>
  <access>remote</access>
  <affected>
    <package name="net-irc/bitchx" auto="yes" arch="*">
      <vulnerable range="le">1.1-r4</vulnerable>
    </package>
  </affected>
  <background>
    <p>
    BitchX is an IRC client.
    </p>
  </background>
  <description>
    <p>
    bannedit reported a boundary error when handling overly long IRC MODE
    messages (CVE-2007-4584). Nico Golde reported an insecure creation of a
    temporary file within the e_hostname() function (CVE-2007-5839).
    </p>
  </description>
  <impact type="normal">
    <p>
    A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious IRC
    server, resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the
    privileges of the user running the application. A local attacker could
    perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files on the local
    machine.
    </p>
  </impact>
  <workaround>
    <p>
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    </p>
  </workaround>
  <resolution>
    <p>
    Since BitchX is no longer maintained, we recommend that users unmerge
    the vulnerable package and switch to another IRC client:
    </p>
    <code>
    # emerge --unmerge "net-irc/bitchx"</code>
  </resolution>
  <references>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4584">CVE-2007-4584</uri>
    <uri link="https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5839">CVE-2007-5839</uri>
  </references>
  <metadata tag="requester" timestamp="2008-07-07T22:27:23Z">
    vorlon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="2008-07-07T22:27:35Z">
    vorlon
  </metadata>
  <metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="2008-07-17T11:41:45Z">
    p-y
  </metadata>
</glsa>