XChat Client URL Metacharacter Command Execution
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1876
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to an flaw which allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
DescriptionThe remote host is running the XChat IRC client. XChat IRC client versions 1.3.9 and later could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands. By embedding commands enclosed in backticks in URLs sent to XChat, a remote attacker can execute commands as the user.
SolutionUpgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.