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Pidgin Multiple Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)

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

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.6.2.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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1. Download Multipass

sudo snap install multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

3. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. If you don’t have it already, install Brew. Then, to install Multipass simply execute:

brew install --cask multipass

2. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04 && multipass shell mageni

2. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash

1. Download the installer for Windows

Note: You need Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise/Education v 1803 or later, or any Windows 10 with VirtualBox

2. Ensure your network is private

Make sure your local network is designated as private, otherwise Windows prevents Multipass from starting.

3. Run the installer

You need to allow the installer to gain Administrator privileges.

4. Launch a multipass instance

multipass launch -c 2 -m 6G -d 20G -n mageni 20.04

5. Log into the multipass instance

multipass shell mageni

6. Install Mageni

curl -sL https://www.mageni.net/installation | sudo bash