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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
Description Last Modified:  06/24/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides unauthorized access
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
http://forum.xchat.org/viewtopic.php?t=4218
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29696
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/43065
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/5795

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2841
NVD Published Date:
06/24/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017