[NT] Windows Version of Pirch and RusPirch NICK AUX Attack (DoS)

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Date: 10/17/02


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Date: 17 Oct 2002 01:07:49 +0200

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  Windows Version of Pirch and RusPirch NICK AUX Attack (DoS)
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SUMMARY

Pirch is an IRC client for Microsoft Windows. RusPirch is its Russian
clone. If auto-log function for queries is on, an attacker can change his
nick to "aux" and send a query to victim. This will cause a DoS to the
client, due to the fact that all queries are saved to files of the
structure of <nick>.txt (Where AUX is a name that cannot be used under the
Windows operating system).

DETAILS

Exploit:
/nick aux
/query victim Hi! What a nice client have you got?!

Solution:
Disable the auto-log feature.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by <mailto:j0k3r@mail.ru> j0k3r.

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