Mirabilis ICQ prior v5.18 Voice Video/Games Request memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Mirabilis ICQ 2000.0a/2000.0b Build3278/2001a/2001b Build3636/2001b Build3638 (Messaging Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown functionality of the component Voice Video/Games Request Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was disclosed 02/27/2002 as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is available at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2002-0028. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11572 (ICQ < 2003b Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

Upgrading to version v5.18 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 3813), X-Force (7743), Vulnerability Center (SBV-2373) and Tenable (11572). The entries 57, 143, 14432 and 15238 are pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 11572
Nessus Name: ICQ < 2003b Multiple Vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 11425
OpenVAS Name: ICQ is installed
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01/06/2002 🔍
02/27/2002 +52 days 🔍
02/27/2002 +0 days 🔍
02/27/2002 +0 days 🔍
05/05/2003 +432 days 🔍
10/14/2003 +162 days 🔍
07/11/2014 +3923 days 🔍
04/18/2016 +647 days 🔍
05/15/2019 +1122 days 🔍


Advisory: kb.cert.org
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2002-0028 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 3813 - Mirabilis ICQ Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 7743
Vulnerability Center: 2373 - Buffer Overflow in ICQ Allows Arbitrary Code Execution, Medium

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Created: 07/11/2014 01:38 PM
Updated: 05/15/2019 06:32 PM
Changes: (2) source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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