iParty Client Extended Character Handling Remote Overflow DoS

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10111


The remote host is has a chat program installed that is affected by a remote denial of service vulnerability.


iParty is an audio/text chat program for Windows. The iParty server listens on port 6004 for client requests. If someone connects to it and sends a large amount of ASCII 255 chars, the server will close itself and disconnect all the current users.


There is no known solution at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10111

File Name: iParty.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.26 $

Type: remote

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 1999/06/22

Modified: 2014/05/26

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1998/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-1566

BID: 6844

OSVDB: 12653