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Vulnerability of xchat: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of xchat, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Impacted products: Debian, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 11/08/2017.
Références of this threat: CVE-2016-2087, SUSE-SU-2020:2872-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-23505.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of xchat, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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This threat note impacts software or systems such as Debian, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of internet client.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability note.

Solutions for this threat 

Debian 7: new xchat packages.
New packages are available:
  Debian 7: xchat 2.8.8-7.1+deb7u1

SUSE LE 12 SP5: new hexchat packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 SP5: hexchat 2.12.0-6.5.146
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