XChat Malformed Nickname Remote Format String

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1873

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to a remote 'format string' flaw.

Description

The 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.

Solution

No solution is known at this time.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 1873

File Name: 1873.prm

Family: IRC Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 1878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0792