Trillian IRC font face buffer overflow
|trillian-fontface-bo (33986)||High Risk|
Trillian is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the IRC module. By sending a specially-crafted message containing an overly long UTF-8 encoded font face attribute, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
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- iDefense Labs PUBLIC ADVISORY: 04.30.07: Cerulean Studios Trillian Multiple IRC Vulnerabilities.
- Trillian Web site: Cerulean Studios: Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro Instant Messengers.
- BID-23730: Cerulean Studios Trillian Multiple IRC Module UTF-8 Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2007-2478: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the IRC component in Cerulean Studios Trillian Pro before 18.104.22.168 allow remote attackers to corrupt memory and possibly execute arbitrary code via (1) a URL with a long UTF-8 string, which triggers the overflow when the user highlights it, or (2) a font HTML tag with a face attribute containing a long UTF-8 string.
- OSVDB ID: 35721: Trillian Pro IRC Component UTF-8 String Handling Multiple Overflows
- SA25086: Trillian Information Leakage and Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1017982: Trillian IRC and Display Engine Heap Overflows Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Trillian Trillian prior to 22.214.171.124
Apr 30, 2007
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