ZDI-08-078: Trillian IMG SRC ID Memory Corruption Vulnerability Dec 05 2008 12:18AM
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ZDI-08-078: Trillian IMG SRC ID Memory Corruption Vulnerability


December 4, 2008

-- Affected Vendors:

Cerulean Studios

-- Affected Products:

Cerulean Studios Trillian

-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to potentially execute

arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Cerulean Studios Trillian.

Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the XML processing code for Trillian.

When parsing specially formulated xml, the application will corrupt an

internal data structure. Whilst deallocating this data structure, the

application can be tricked into freeing a single allocated chunk

multiple times, which can potentially lead to code execution.

-- Vendor Response:

Trillian has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-11-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-12-04 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Damian Put

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