Stack-based buffer overflow in mIRC 6.34 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long hostname in a PRIVMSG message.
Published 2008-10-06 19:56:53
Updated 2017-09-29 01:32:09
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-4449

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2008-4449

  • mIRC PRIVMSG Handling Stack Buffer Overflow
    Disclosure Date: 2008-10-02
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    This module exploits a buffer overflow in the mIRC IRC Client v6.34 and earlier. By enticing a mIRC user to connect to this server module, an excessively long PRIVMSG command can be sent, overwriting the stack. Due to size restrictions, ordinal payloads may be nece

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-4449

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CWE ids for CVE-2008-4449

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
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Products affected by CVE-2008-4449

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