2008-0671 | TinTin WinTin++ add_line_buffer memory corruption (BID-27660 / XFDB-40311)

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9.4 $0-$5k 0.22

A vulnerability has been found in TinTin WinTin++ 1.97.9 and classified as very critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function add_line_buffer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the add_line_buffer function in TinTin++ 1.97.9 and WinTin++ 1.97.9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long chat message, related to conversion from LF to CRLF.

The weakness was disclosed 02/11/2008 by Luigi Auriemma (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vupen.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2008-0671 since 02/11/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. Technical details and also a public exploit are known. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 07/30/2021).

It is declared as proof-of-concept. It is possible to download the exploit at securityfocus.com. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56903 (GLSA-201111-07 : TinTin++: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 27660), X-Force (40311), Secunia (SA28833), Vulnerability Center (SBV-39735) and Tenable (56903). The entries 40929 and 40928 are pretty similar.



VulDB Meta Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.4

VulDB Base Score: 10.0
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 56903
Nessus Name: GLSA-201111-07 : TinTin++: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 70796
OpenVAS Name: Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201111-07 (TinTin++)
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Active APT Groups: 🔍Recommended: no mitigation known
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03/16/2015 +657 days 🔍
04/09/2017 +755 days 🔍
07/30/2021 +1573 days 🔍Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: Luigi Auriemma
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2008-0671 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 27660 – TinTin++ and WinTin++ ‘#chat’ Command Multiple Security Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 28833 – TinTin++ / WinTin++ Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
X-Force: 40311
Vulnerability Center: 39735 – TinTin++ 1.97.9 and WinTin++ 1.97.9 Allows Remote Code Execution via a Long Chat Message, High
Vupen: ADV-2008-0449

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 03/16/2015 13:43
Updated: 07/30/2021 21:06
Changes: (2) source_nessus_risk vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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