BitchX

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BitchX is a free IRC client[1] and has been considered to be the most popular ircII-based IRC client.[2] The initial implementation, written by "Trench" and "HappyCrappy", was a script for the IrcII chat client.[2] It was converted to a program on its own right by panasync (Colten Edwards). BitchX 1.1 final was released in 2004. It is written in C, and is a console application. A graphical interface is also available, which uses the GTK+ toolkit. It works on most Unix-like operating systems, and is distributed under a BSD license. It is originally based on ircII-EPIC[2] and eventually it was merged into the EPIC IRC client. It supports IPv6[3], multiple servers and SSL, but not UTF-8.

BitchX has frequently been noted to be a popular IRC client for Unix-like systems.[1][4][5][6][7][8]

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Security

It was known that early versions of BitchX were vulnerable to a denial of service attack in that they could be caused to crash by passing specially-crafted strings as arguments to certain IRC commands. This was before format string attacks became a well-known class of vulnerability.[9]

The current version of BitchX, released in 2004, has security problems allowing remote IRC servers to execute arbitrary code on the client's machine (CVE-2007-3360, CVE-2007-4584).

On April 26, 2009, Slackware removed BitchX from its distribution, citing the numerous unresolved security issues.[10]

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