Miranda IM Client Password Disclosure Vulnerability.
* Version Affected:*
0.7.10 Unicode / Previous version can be affected.
* Release Date:*
11 September 2008
Miranda IM is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows.
Very light on system
resources and extremely fast, Miranda IM require no installation and can
be made to fit on a
single floppy disk or USB drive. Featuring a powerful plugin-based
framework and boasting
over 350 plugins, Miranda IM is one of the most flexible and
customizable messaging clients on the planet.
The Miranda client inherits client side password disclosure
vulnerability. The credentials used to
connect to the required service i.e. username and password is not
encrypted properly. The credentials
can be extracted in clear text by dumping process memory of the live
pidgin process when a connection
is set. The vulnerability allows anyone with access to the client system
to obtain the username and
password. Additionally, this vulnerability could also be exploited by
fooling the user to execute malicious
code which would dump the memory of the process "miranda32.exe"..
*Proof of Concept: