mIRC long nickname buffer overflow

mirc-nickname-bo (8083) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

mIRC is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the handling of long nicknames. By sending a nickname of 200 bytes or more to a remote client connecting to the mIRC server, a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the victim?s system with elevated privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of mIRC (6.0 or later), available from the mIRC Home page. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • mIRC mIRC 5.91 and prior

Reported:

Feb 02, 2002

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