Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rusty O. Baldwin, PhD
Botnets are a significant threat to computer networks and data stored on networked computers. The ability to inhibit communication between servers controlling the botnet and individual hosts would be an effective countermeasure. The objective of this research was to find vulnerabilities in Unreal IRCd that could be used to shut down the server. Analysis revealed that Unreal IRCd is a very mature and stable IRC server and no significant vulnerabilities were found. While this research does not eliminate the possibility that a critical vulnerability is present in the Unreal IRCd software, none were identified during this effort.
DTIC Accession Number
Hudson, Sean W., "An Analysis of Botnet Vulnerabilities" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 3101.