[USN-2945-1] XChat-GNOME vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 4 19:02:25 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2945-1
April 04, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
XChat-GNOME could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
- xchat-gnome: simple and featureful IRC client for GNOME
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to restart XChat-GNOME to make
all the necessary changes.
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