LICQ "%d" static buffer overflow

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability included in the BugTraq Mailing List posting dated Feb 8 2002 8:08AM. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Licq LICQ 1.0.4 and prior

Reported:

Feb 06, 2002

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