XChat Malformed Nickname Remote Format String
High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1873
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a remote 'format string' flaw.
DescriptionThe remote host is running the XChat IRC client. XChat IRC client version 1.2.x is vulnerable to a format string attack. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted nickname that would cause arbitrary code to be executed on the system once a connection is established.
SolutionNo solution is known at this time.