National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2841
Original release date:06/24/2008
Argument injection vulnerability in XChat 2.8.7b and earlier on Windows, when Internet Explorer is used, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the --command parameter in an ircs:// URI.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type:Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
Official Statement from Red Hat (07/07/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of XChat as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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