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CVE-2008-2841 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/24/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2841
Original release date:
06/24/2008
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; 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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://forum.xchat.org/viewtopic.php?t=4218 External Source CONFIRM http://forum.xchat.org/viewtopic.php?t=4218
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29696 External Source BID 29696
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43065 External Source XF xchat-ircs-command-execution(43065)
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5795 External Source EXPLOIT-DB 5795

Technical Details

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