Advisory Details

May 21st, 2008

Trillian Multiple Protocol XML Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-08-030
ZDI-CAN-311

CVE ID CVE-2008-2408
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Cerulean Studios
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Trillian
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6126. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

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 RESPONSE Cerulean Studios states:

Trillian v3.1.10.0 has been released to address these vulnerabilities and is available at http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/


DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-08 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT tw33k and n8
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