mIRC Minimized Dialogue Window DoS (deprecated)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 1877

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running a version of mIRC that be vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service attack. Specifically version 6.12 may be crashed if a person minimizes the DCC get dialogue windows, and then reopens those windows to get a file with an excessively long filename.

Solution

Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 1877

Family: IRC Clients

Published: 2004/08/20

Modified: 2016/01/15

Dependencies: 1878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium