ZDI-08-029: Trillian AIM.DLL Long HTML Font Parameter Stack Overflow Vulnerability May 21 2008 10:45PM
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ZDI-08-029: Trillian AIM.DLL Long HTML Font Parameter Stack Overflow

Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-029

May 21, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:

Cerulean Studios

-- Affected Products:

Cerulean Studios Trillian

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:

TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this

vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5958.

For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

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-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Trillian. User interaction is required to

exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open a malicious

image file.

The specific flaws exists during the parsing of messages with overly

long attribute values within the FONT tag. The value for any attribute

is copied into a stack based buffer via sprintf() which can result in a

buffer overrun and can be subsequently leveraged to execute arbitrary

code under the privileges of the logged in user. Exploitation may occur

over the AIM network or via direct connections.

-- Vendor Response:

Trillian v3.1.10.0 has been released to address these vulnerabilities

and is available at http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2007-12-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Anonymous

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