PT-2012-26: Remote JS Code Execution in qutIM

Vulnerable software

Version: 0.3 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: JS Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.4
Vector: (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

qutIM is a free open source multiprotocol (ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru, IRC, VKontakte) IM client for Windows, Linux, MacOS X, OS/2, Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo, Solaris and *BSD.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected "Unauthorized Remote JS Code Execution" vulnerability in qutIM.

The vulnerability allows an attacker to send a specially crafted massage with JS code, and will potentially be executed on the recipient’s side.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

14.08.2012 - Vendor is notified
14.08.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
23.09.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details 
08.10.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Mikhail Firstov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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