Trillian Multiple Protocol XML Parsing Memory Corruption VulnerabilityZDI-08-030: May 21st, 2008
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Cerulean Studios Trillian Pro. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within XML parsing in talk.dll. When processing certain malformed attributes within an 'IMG' tags, it is possible to overwrite past an allocated heap chunk which can eventually lead to code execution under the context of the currently user.
Vendor ResponseCerulean Studios states:
Trillian v188.8.131.52 has been released to address these vulnerabilities and is available at http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/
2008-04-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
tw33k and n8