XChat CTCP Ping Arbitrary Remote IRC Command Execution
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1875
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to an flaw which allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
DescriptionThe remote host is running the XChat IRC client. X-Chat versions 1.4.2 and 1.4.3 could allow a remote attacker to execute IRC commands. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted CTCP ping request to execute IRC commands on the IRC server and gain elevated privileges.
SolutionUpgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.