Pirch 98 IRC client malformed link buffer overflow

pirch-irc-link-bo (9409) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Pirch 98 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow in the handling of malformed URLs. By sending a malformed URL to a Pirch 98 IRC client, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the IRC client to crash once the link is clicked. Note: It is unknown whether this buffer overflow could be used to execute arbitrary code.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of the Pirch IRC client (Turbopirch), available from the Pirch Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Pirch Pirch IRC 98

Reported:

Jun 21, 2002

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