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Pidgin Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

13 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

- An error in libpurple/protocols/irc/msgs.c in the IRC protocol plugin in libpurple can trigger a NULL-pointer dereference when processing TOPIC messages which lack a topic string. - An error in the 'msn_slp_sip_recv' function in libpurple/protocols/msn/slp.c in the MSN protocol can trigger a NULL-pointer dereference via an SLP invite message missing expected fields. - An error in the 'msn_slp_process_msg' function in libpurple/protocols/msn/ slpcall.c in the MSN protocol when converting the encoding of a handwritten message can be exploited by improper utilisation of uninitialised variables. - An error in the XMPP protocol plugin in libpurple is fails to handle an error IQ stanza during an attempted fetch of a custom smiley is processed via XHTML-IM content with cid: images.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin version prior to 2.6.2 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.6.2.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)