Slackware alert: xchat input validation bug fixed

Posted by dave on Sep 13, 2000 3:58 PM EDT
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An input validation bug was found to affect Slackware Linux 7.0, 7.1, and -current.

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.

======================================== xchat 1.5.7 AVAILABLE - (gtk1/xchat.tgz) ========================================

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: 2394041667 1288299 gtk1/xchat.tgz

128-bit MD5 message digest: b388d7eb7914a6d456f49f0b0f62fcb8 gtk1/xchat.tgz

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE xchat.tgz PACKAGE: --------------------------------------------------- Make sure that no users have XChat running, then issue this command:

# upgradepkg xchat.tgz

Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team

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