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Networks Dangerous exploits in mIRC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Phil, 3 Feb 2002.

  1. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    Today is released a website detailing two exploits in mIRC. These vunerabilities could potentially allow a hacker to do various bad things to your computer ! :(

    The lowdown on the mirc vunerabilities is here : http://www.uuuppz.com/research/adv-001-mirc.htm

    We also have word from Khaled (author of mIRC) that version 6.00 of mIRC will be released later TODAY (Feb 3rd) in light of these vunerabilities being released to the public.

    Check www.mirc.com for updates later today....
     
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  2. Tim S

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    cheers Phil, I have been getting dodgy messages all day, and Ive warned many peeps about these problems...

    Ill have to get the latest version as soon as it comes out tho :)
     
  3. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    anything that may have happened won't be related.

    This news is as it comes brand new

    no-one knew about it before i told you (except about 10 other people in the world)
     
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    ahhh ok, I was getting some PMs today about hacking channels to get ops :rolleyes:

    I read the code and could see it was some sort of attempt to get into my system... plus it was a random PM, which I tend to ignore
     
  5. Alaric

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    ..good thing i use bersirc ;)
    are there any new features in mirc v6.00 - cause i like bersirc but it doesn't like reconnecting to quakenet after a bti 2hr (45min :p) disconnect
    ..thats y i don't idle in #bit but i do in #feared :p
     
  6. RTT

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    v6 aint out yet :)

    so i dunno about new features
     
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    duh egg on the faces of the ppl there... mirc v6.00 is out inc multiserver ( ithink)
    downloading.........
     
  9. Phil

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    Version 6 was released just before midnight on the 3rd like I said it would be :)

    most significant changes would seem to be - exploit mention earlier fixed - and best yet - multiple server support (like besirc has :) )
     
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    i signed up to their product update email thing and that email came in at 12:38 ... i had it within 20mins :D
    and i've switched back to it from bersirc becasue mirc has nicer(ish) scripting and is quicker... finally mirc catches up :D
     
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    phil, why dont we see you in the BiT IRC room?
     
  12. Phil

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    you do sometimes, but not very often because I'm normally on another server.

    Now mirc 6.0 has multiserver support, I'll be in more often.

    I've never seen you in there RTT....Biggie seems to be always there though.
     
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    im known as |RTT|

    ;)
     
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    Version 6.01 has now been released, which patches up even more bugs and exploits (will it never end ?)

    www.mirc.com - download
     
  15. Tim S

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    Im there or there abouts....

    /me loves dual monitors :D

    The second monitor is only a 10" thing, but that still makes the difference, as I can stick mIRC, MBM, and trillian... plus all my icons for easy access :D
     
  16. Tim S

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    I really dont think so.... its the same as Windows XP, once M$ release a patch to stop piracy, someone else finds a way around that one :rolleyes:
     
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    [sarcasm] You mean XP can be copied???? [/sarcasm]
     
  18. Phil

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    the exploit a friend of mine found was very real, and potentially very exploitable (good hacker could have total control of your machine by using the hole in mirc)

    Khaled won't make mIRC time limited shareware with a crippling feature i don't reckon, because then everyone would stop using it
     
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    Yes its called a corporate edition ;)
     
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