Trillian MSN MIME Header Stack-Based Overflow VulnerabilityZDI-08-031: 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 the header parsing code for the msn protocol. When processing the X-MMS-IM-FORMAT header, certain attributes are copied into a buffer located on the stack without any length verification which can eventually lead to code execution with the privileges of the user that is running the application.
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/
2008-05-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
tw33k and n8