LICQ "%d" static buffer overflow

licq-static-bo (8107) The risk level is classified as LowLow 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.


Platforms Affected:

  • Licq LICQ 1.0.4 and prior


Feb 06, 2002

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