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Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.4

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with Pidgin and is prone to multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Insight

Insight

The flaws are due to - A NULL pointer dereference error within the 'get_iter_from_chatbuddy()' function when handling nickname changes in XMPP chat rooms. - An error within the 'msn_oim_report_to_user()' function when handling UTF-8 encoded message.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin version prior to 2.10.2 on Windows

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.10.2 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)