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An exploit has been found in Trillian that could compromise your system!


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Users of the popular Trillian instant messaging client need to update their software following the discovery of a serious security bug.

The multi-protocol chat application from Cerulean Studios is subject to a heap overflow vulnerability because of programming errors involving the word-wrapping of UTF-8 text.

As a result, hackers might be able to crash versions of the application, thereby loading exploit code onto vulnerable systems. Viewing a malicious message containing a specially malformed UTF-8 string would be enough to trigger the attack.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/19/trillian_bug/
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And there was an update for it last night.
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So... What I'm getting from this is that all it does is crash your Trillian...? Lol.
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haha I like AIM. why get fancy clients?
    
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Trillian had a bug before that would cause it to crash if somebody sent you too many (smilies)
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haha I like AIM. why get fancy clients?
Because some of us don't like viruses on our computers
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There was an automatic update last night, thank you.
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So... What I'm getting from this is that all it does is crash your Trillian...? Lol.

Loading arbitrary code means they can take over your computer if the attacker is smart enough
    
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Because some of us don't like viruses on our computers
if you get a virus through aim, god seriously hates you. last time i checked the fancy client was the one with a security flaw
    
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Trillian had a bug before that would cause it to crash if somebody sent you too many (smilies)
SMILE ATTACK EVERYONE PANIC!!

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