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ICQ Message Processing Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-02-28    Last Update:  2008-09-18    Views:  35,119

Secunia Advisory SA29138

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


B0B has discovered a vulnerability in ICQ, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise another user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error when generating HTML code to display messages in the embedded Internet Explorer component, which can be exploited by sending specially crafted messages containing format string specifiers to another user.

Successful exploitation allows the execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in ICQ 6 build 6043. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
The vendor has reportedly fixed this vulnerability in build 6059, issued in an automatic update.

Provided and/or discovered by:
B0B

Original Advisory:
http://board.raidrush.ws/showthread.php?t=386983

Deep Links:
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