Advisory Details

May 21st, 2008

Trillian MSN MIME Header Stack-Based Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-031
ZDI-CAN-323

CVE ID CVE-2008-2409
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 6097. 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 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 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
  • 2008-05-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT tw33k and n8
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