Leon Juranic has reported a vulnerability in ICQ, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise another user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error when processing "Personal Statuses" set via the "Personal Status Manager" menu. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by creating a specially crafted personal status and e.g. sending a message to another user.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability is reported in version 6 build 6043. Other versions may also be affected.
Solution: The vendor has reportedly issued a fix via automatic updates.
Provided and/or discovered by: Leon Juranic, INFIGO IS
Original Advisory: INFIGO-2008-04-08:
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Subject: ICQ Personal Status Processing Buffer Overflow
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