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Pidgin MSN SLP Packets Denial Of Service Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host has Pidgin installed and is prone to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

An error in the 'msn_slplink_process_msg()' function while processing malformed MSN SLP packets which can be exploited to overwrite an arbitrary memory location.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin version prior to 2.5.9 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.5.9.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)