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    StOrM™
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    ** HEADS UP ** Trillian User's

    Multiple exploits discovered in Trillian (chat client).

    More at

    http://www.k-otik.com/english/advisories/2005/0221

    http://www.k-otik.com/exploits/20050302.trillian.py.php


    Some quick information :

    Remotely exploitable = YES



    Rated as : Critical

    till now no official patch is released.

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    /me thanks god that he got rid of trillian 3 day's ago.
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    This is only for Trillian 3.0 and prior users. Just update your client and apparently you're protected.

    * Affected Products *
    Cerulean Studios Trillian 3.0 and prior
    - X
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    Yes, trillian prompted for an upgrade recently...where did you get your "no official patch" information from?
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    Greeting's

    In the advisory the "solution" part says

    "K-OTik Security is not aware of any official supplied patch for this issue."

    Anyway i did go to the official site, where on the home page it does say that trillian is upgraded to 3.1 version.

    However the download links still lead to old trillian 3.0 download file on download.com


    Link on the web-page of the publisher : http://www.trillian.cc/downloads/

    Download link leads to : http://www.download.com/Trillian/300...=dl&tag=button

    I am sorry for not doing a complete re-search before i gave the head's up.
    Parth Maniar,
    CISSP, CISM, CISA, SSCP

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    Hey, man, don't worry about it. We all screw up sometimes.

    - X
    "Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own."

    -- Søren Kierkegaard

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    Thanks for the warning.. I was on 2.01 - getting 3.1 now. It's still the greatest chat client for Windows.
    Luck--TSM
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    I upgraded from to 3.1 in December. It's still a very good chat client and some of the new features are very nice, but it still has some bugs and the new Preferences' interface is horrible compared to the old. They also took out a couple features I liked a lot.

    - Xierox
    "Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own."

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    Hmmm...it looks like v3.1 is vulnerable too. I just tested the exploit on v3.1 build 121 and it hung Trillian. I just checked their website and my build is the latest.

    I tested this by having my buddy create the PNG file, send it to me via IM, and then set it as my icon in Trillian. As soon as I selected it as the icon Trillian hung. Don't know if it caused a buffer overflow allowing arbitrary code to be executed because we didn't put any in the file.

    It looks like the only way you can use to attack someone is if you trick them into using the PNG file as their icon...so the risk would seem to be low....unless your too trusting. :-)

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    Trillian sucks, I'm suprised anyone still uses it. If you are looking for multi protocol IM's on Win go with miranda. Looks plain at first but look around the web and you will find TONS of pluggins and addins for it. It's only been out for around a year and there are already tons of stuff out for it.

    http://www.miranda-im.org/
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