BitchX IRC Client Malformed RPL_NAMEREPLY Message DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1857

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.

Description

The remote host is running a version of the BitchX IRC client (version 75p3, 1.0c16, 1.0c19, or 1.0c20cvs) that may be vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack. If a remote attacker sends a malformed RPL_NAMEREPLY numeric 353 message to a BitchX IRC client, the attacker can cause the client to crash.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1857

Family: IRC Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:W/RC:ND

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS3#AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:W/RC:X

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-1450

BID: 6880