Trillian Remote Stack Overflow in AIM.DLL in Parsing HTML Font Parameters Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1020104|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1020104
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Updated: May 30 2008|
Original Entry Date: May 22 2008
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes |
Version(s): prior to 126.96.36.199|
A vulnerability was reported in Trillian. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.|
A remote user can create an image file with specially crafted FONT tag attribute values that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
The vendor was notified on December 3, 2007.
The original advisory is available at:
An anonymous reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.
A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
The vendor has issued a fixed version (188.8.131.52), available at:|
Vendor URL: www.ceruleanstudios.com/ (Links to External Site)
Source Message Contents
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 17:45:37 -0500|
Subject: [Full-disclosure] ZDI-08-029: Trillian AIM.DLL Long HTML Font
ZDI-08-029: Trillian AIM.DLL Long HTML Font Parameter Stack Overflow
May 21, 2008
-- Affected Vendors:
-- Affected Products:
Cerulean Studios Trillian
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5958.
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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Trillian. User interaction is required to
exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open a malicious
The specific flaws exists during the parsing of messages with overly
long attribute values within the FONT tag. The value for any attribute
is copied into a stack based buffer via sprintf() which can result in a
buffer overrun and can be subsequently leveraged to execute arbitrary
code under the privileges of the logged in user. Exploitation may occur
over the AIM network or via direct connections.
-- Vendor Response:
Trillian v184.108.40.206 has been released to address these vulnerabilities
and is available at http://www.ceruleanstudios.com/downloads/
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007-12-03 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-05-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by:
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