Trillian aim:// URI ini parameter file corruption

trillian-aim-file-corruption (35449) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Trillian could allow a remote attacker to create or overwrite arbitrary files on a victim's system, caused by improper validation of the "ini" parameter within an aim:// URI. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted aim:// URI, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to the victim's system and possibly execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.2
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Trillian (3.1.7.0 or later), available from the Trillian Web site. See References.

References:

  • Trillian Web site: Cerulean Studios: Creators of Trillian and Trillian Pro Instant Messengers.
  • Trillian Web site: Cerulean Studios -> Downloads.
  • XS-Sniper Web site: Cross Application Scripting Demo / URI Vulnerabilities Demo (Trillian 0-day).
  • BID-24927: Trillian URI Handler Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2007-3833: The AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) protocol handler in Cerulean Studios Trillian allows remote attackers to create files with arbitrary contents via certain aim: URIs, as demonstrated by a URI that begins with the aim: &c:\ substring and contains a full pathname in the ini field. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder.
  • OSVDB ID: 38170: Trillian AOL Protocol Handler aim:// URI Handler Arbitrary File Creation
  • SA26086: Trillian "aim://" URI Handler Two Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Trillian Trillian 3.1.6.0 and prior

Reported:

Jul 17, 2007

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