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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2841

Original release date: 06/24/2008
Last revised: 04/14/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

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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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30695
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://forum.xchat.org/viewtopic.php?t=4218
External Source: BID
Name: 29696
External Source: XF
Name: xchat-ircs-command-execution(43065)
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 5795

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