LICQ "%d" static buffer overflow
|licq-static-bo (8107)||Low Risk|
LICQ is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a static buffer overflow. By sending an ICQ chat request containing 1024 bytes or more of format string characters (i.e. %d), a remote attacker can overflow a buffer and cause the LICQ client to crash. It also may be possible for an attacker to use this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.
Denial of Service
Apply the patch for this vulnerability included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Feb 8 2002 8:08AM. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Feb 08 2002 - 09:08:26 CST: RE: -Possible- licq D.o.S.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Feb 05 2002 - 21:59:46 CST: -Possible- licq D.o.S.
- LICQ Web Site: Licq Homepage.
- BID-4036: LICQ Format String Denial Of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0251: Buffer overflow in licq 1.0.4 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long string of format string characters such as %d.
- OSVDB ID: 5338: licq Long Format String Character Sequence Overflow
- Licq LICQ 1.0.4 and prior
Feb 06, 2002
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