Intrusion Prevention

Visual.IRC.JOIN.Response.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Visual IRC.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious "JOIN" response from a remote server. A remote attacker may exploit this to execute arbitrary code via sending a crafted "JOIN" response to the vulnerable application.

Affected Products

ViRC 2.0

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.
Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version, available from the web site.
http://www.visualirc.net/virc20pl1.zip

CVE References

CVE-2007-3612