psyBNC allows a remote attacker to view encrypted chat messages

psybnc-view-encrypted-messages (7985) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

psyBNC could allow a remote attacker to view the text of encrypted chat messages by specially-crafting the messages. The attacker can then respond to the encrypted messages to spoof himself as a trusted IRC user.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of psyBNC (2.3 or later), available from the psychoid Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • psychoid psyBNC 2.3 and prior

Reported:

Jan 22, 2002

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