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VULNERABILITIES - September 8, 2006

by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 1:10 AM PDT

TITLE:
ICQ Pro 2003b "MCRegEx__Search" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21834

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21834/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
From remote

SOFTWARE:
ICQ 2003b
http://secunia.com/product/6296/

DESCRIPTION:
Core Security Technologies has reported a vulnerability in ICQ Pro
2003b, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a
user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the
"MCRegEx__Search()" function in the processing of messages with a
certain type. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer
overflow by specifying an incorrect length value in a message sent to
the client.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability has been reported in build 3916. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
The vendor recommends upgrading to ICQ 5.1.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Luciana Tabo, Lucas Lavarello, Sebastian Cufre, Ezequiel Gutesman,
and Javier Garcia Di Palma from Core Security Technologies.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.coresecurity.com/index.php5?module=ContentMod&action=item&id=15

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avast! LHA Archive Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 1:11 AM PDT

TITLE:
avast! LHA Archive Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21794

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21794/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
From remote

SOFTWARE:
avast! Home/Professional 4.x
http://secunia.com/product/5162/
avast! Server Edition 4.x
http://secunia.com/product/11895/

DESCRIPTION:
Ryan Smith has reported a vulnerability in avast!, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the anti-virus
engine when processing LHA archives. This can be exploited to cause a
heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted LHA archive with
overly long filename and directory name extended-header fields.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in the anti-virus engine prior to
versions 4.7.869 for desktops and 4.7.660 for servers.

SOLUTION:
Update to a fixed version.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Ryan Smith

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.hustlelabs.com/advisories/04072006_alwil.pdf

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Vulnerability in Cisco IOS implementation of GRE
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 1:41 AM PDT

- Vulnerability in Cisco IOS implementation of GRE -
Oxygen3 24h-365d, by Panda Software (http://www.pandasoftware.com)

Cisco has released a security advisory in response to a vulnerability detected in its implementation of the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) protocol. Cisco IOS versions 12.0, 12.1 and 12.2 configured with GRE IP are affected by the bug.
The vulnerability can be exploited to by-pass Access Control Lists by sending a series of specially-crafted GRE packets. Details of the vulnerability are available in the original advisory published by Phenoelit at http://www.phenoelit.de/stuff/CiscoGRE.txt

Cisco has also released an advisory containing workarounds for affected products, including enabling Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF), establishing anti-spoofing mechanisms, or encrypting the GRE IPSec tunnel.
Administrators of Cisco devices are advised to read the original advisory available at: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20060906-gre.shtml

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AOL ICQ vulnerabilities (NEW)
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 2:12 AM PDT

Published: 2006-09-08,
Last Updated: 2006-09-08 04:17:25 UTC by donald smith (Version: 1)
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Core Security released two ICQ related advisories today.
One for ICQ tool bar for IE and another for AOL's ICQ client.
Since Core Security states they used a fuzzier to discover these issues
I suspect there will be other ICQ vulnerabilities discovered and announced by them in the future.

More: http://isc.sans.org/

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ICQ Toolbar RSS Feeds Script Insertion Vulnerabilities
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 2:27 AM PDT

TITLE:
ICQ Toolbar RSS Feeds Script Insertion Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21809

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21809/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Cross Site Scripting

WHERE:
From remote

SOFTWARE:
ICQ Toolbar 1.x
http://secunia.com/product/7094/

DESCRIPTION:
Core Security Technologies has discovered two vulnerabilities in ICQ
Toolbar, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct script
insertion attacks.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to input validation errors in the
processing of the title and description fields in RSS feeds. This can
be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary HTML and script code in
context of the RSS feed content by tricking a user into adding a
malicious RSS feed and then viewing the content of it.

It has also been reported that it is possible to trick a user into
changing various non-sensitive configuration settings.

The vulnerabilities have been confirmed in version 1.3. Other
versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Do not add RSS feeds from untrusted sources.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Lucas Lavarello, Sebastian Cufre, Ezequiel Gutesman, Javier Garcia Di
Palma, and Luciana Tabo from Core Security Technologies.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.coresecurity.com/index.php5?module=ContentMod&action=item&id=15

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IBM Director OpenSSL Potential SSL 2.0 Rollback Vulnerabilit
by Marianna Schmudlach / September 8, 2006 2:28 AM PDT

TITLE:
IBM Director OpenSSL Potential SSL 2.0 Rollback Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA21827

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/21827/

CRITICAL:
Not critical

IMPACT:
Security Bypass

WHERE:
From local network

SOFTWARE:
IBM Director 5.x
http://secunia.com/product/6156/

DESCRIPTION:
IBM has acknowledged a vulnerability in IBM Director, which
potentially can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain
security restrictions.

For more information:
SA17151

The vulnerability is due to the use of a vulnerable version of
OpenSSL for the service listening on port 5989.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 5.10 Update 3.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/pc_servers/dir5.10.3_docs_relnotes.pdf

OTHER REFERENCES:
SA17151:
http://secunia.com/advisories/17151/

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