Pirch 98 IRC client malformed link buffer overflow

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


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.


Denial of Service


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


Platforms Affected:

  • Pirch Pirch IRC 98


Jun 21, 2002

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