Buffer overflow in mIRC 5.91 and earlier allows a remote server to execute arbitrary code on the client via a long nickname.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
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Advisory; Patch Information
20020204 Re: Buffer overflow in mIRC allowing arbitary code to be executed.
20020203 Buffer overflow in mIRC allowing arbitary code to be executed.