ICQ 6 HTML Code Generation Remote Format String

high Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4405
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The remote host is vulnerable to a remote format string flaw.


The remote host is an ICQ client. ICQ is a messaging software that is used for chat, file exchange and more.
This version is reported to be vulnerable to a remote format string overflow. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to open a specially formatted message. Successful exploitation would result in the attacker executing arbitrary code on the target machine.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 4405

Published: 4/14/2008

Updated: 3/6/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:icq:mirabilis_icq:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1120

BID: 28027