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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CVE-2007-3832

Severity High
Score 9.3/10

Summary

Buffer overflow in the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) protocol handler in AIM.DLL in Cerulean Studios Trillian allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed aim: URI, as demonstrated by a long URI beginning with the aim:///#1111111/ substring.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.

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