Vulnerability Details

Pidgin Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Linux)

Published: 2009-06-01 07:35:57
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact:
Successful exploits allow attackers to run arbitrary code, corrupt memory and cause cause denial of service.

Affected Versions:
Pidgin version prior to 2.5.6 on Linux.

Technical Details:
The multiple flaws are due to, - a boundary error in the XMPP SOCKS5 'bytestream' server when initiating an outbound XMPP file transfer. - a boundary error in the 'decrypt_out()' function while processing malicious QQ packet. - a boundary error exists in the implementation of the 'PurpleCircBuffer' structure and can be exploited via vectors involving XMPP or Sametime protocol. - a truncation error in function 'libpurple/protocols/msn/slplink.c' and 'libpurple/protocols/msnp9/slplink.c' when processing MSN SLP messages with a crafted offset value.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to version 2.5.6 or later.

Summary:
This host has installed pidgin and is prone to Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Detection Type:
Executable Unreliable

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1373
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1374
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1375
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-1376

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35067

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/35194
http://secunia.com/advisories/35202
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/50680
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1059.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2009-06-01
Modified
2019-04-29
Category
Buffer overflow

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