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<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>July 21, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 21, 2008: 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Since BitchX is no longer maintained, we recommend that users unmerge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 &quot;net-irc/bitchx&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4584">CVE-2007-4584</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5839">CVE-2007-5839</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 07 Jul 2008 22:27:23 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 07 Jul 2008 22:27:35 +0000">
vorlon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 17 Jul 2008 11:41:45 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>