*** ALERT ***
FiSH 0.98 has just become extremely dangerous to use. There is an unpatched exploit in the latest and last Version (0.98) which can be used to gain Privileges on the client system using FiSH. Windows, Linux and MacOS are all affected.
See the full advisory here: www-global-evolution-info-news-files-fish-encryption-Advisory-FISHX
(The Text was taken from http://www.global-evolution.info/news/files/fish-encryption/Advisory-FISHX.txt which is down, hence the local copy)
*** Original Article ***
Download link: FiSH_0.98_for_XChat_Linux_32_64_bit.tar
Simply copy the .so file corresponding to your architecture into /usr/lib/xchat/plugins/ and make sure you restart xchat.
Tested on Ubuntu 12.10 using xchat 2.8.8, but should work on most other versions of xchat as well as other distros. Maybe even on MS Windows.
Your comments are appreciated!
LINUX USER HINT #1: Xchat for Linux will on some distros – Fedora 19 for example – place your xchat config under ~/.config/xchat2 instead of ~/.xchat2. The Plugin will not work, unless you set a symlink like so:
ln -s ~/.config/xchat2/ ~/.xchat2
The path ~/.xchat2 seems to be hardcoded into the FiSH .so binary at some place. The plugin will start without warnings, but will not be able to decrypt properly because blow.ini is not found if you do not set the symlink.