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BitchX - Remote hacker automatic control

Version: 1.1 and prior.
Technical Details:

Unchecked bounds in a hash table in hook.c, allowing remote code execution by a malicious server. Exploit code is readily available and it is believed to affect all versions of the software (current exploit code targets the current Linux version).


BitchX is one of the most popular IRC clients that is available for multiple platforms. Derived from the ircII IRC client, it remains a popular choice for connecting to IRC.

Exploit code has been released which allows an attacker to take control of a vulnerable system when a vulnerable version of the software tries to connect to a malicious server.


Consider the use of alternate IRC clients, or only connect to trusted IRC servers while using vulnerable versions of BitchX


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