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Subject: Re: root on irc
From: Kevin Olson (Kevin.olsonFOUNDSTONE.COM)
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 19:20:58 CDT

bitchx, get the latest if you use it and you'll be ok

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-----Original Message-----
From: QBA [mailto:kubarutPOCZTA.WP.PL]
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: root on irc

On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 02:15:29AM +0200, Miha Verlic wrote:

> Some (old?) irc clients may contain security hole(s), which could allow
anyone to gain root privileges on your server. I guess you don't want that
to happen :-) Just look at the recent format bug found in BitchX.. just ask
yourself how many bugs are still there undiscovered..
> --Fluke

How can I check if my irc client contains a security hole?
And BTW you mentioned before word "exploit". What is it?
Thank you all for response,