Trillian IRC Raw Message DoS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1869


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


The remote host is running the Trillian IRC client. Trillian version 0.74 and possibly other versions are vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack, caused by improper validation of IRC raw messages. By sending one of the following raw requests: 206, 211, 213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 243, 302, 317, 324, 332, 333, 352, or 367, a remote attacker in control of a malicious IRC server could cause the victim's Trillian client to crash.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1869

Family: IRC Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:cerulean_studios:trillian

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1487

BID: 5775