mIRC long nickname buffer overflow
|mirc-nickname-bo (8083)||High Risk|
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.
Upgrade to the latest version of mIRC (6.0 or later), available from the mIRC Home page. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Feb 04 2002 - 19:18:23 CST: Re: Buffer overflow in mIRC allowing arbitary code to be executed..
- BugTraq Mailing List, Sat Feb 02 2002 - 18:11:01 CST: Buffer overflow in mIRC allowing arbitary code to be executed..
- mIRC Home page: mIRC - An Internet Relay Chat program.
- UUUPPZ Security Advisory: mIRC Nickname buffer overflow.
- BID-4027: MIRC Nick Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0231: Buffer overflow in mIRC 5.91 and earlier allows a remote server to execute arbitrary code on the client via a long nickname.
- OSVDB ID: 6404: mIRC Long Nickname Overflow
- mIRC mIRC 5.91 and prior
Feb 02, 2002
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