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Pidgin OSCAR Protocol Denial Of Service Vulnerability (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

4 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

Error in OSCAR protocol implementation leads to the application misinterpreting the ICQWebMessage message type as ICQSMS message type via a crafted ICQ web message that triggers allocation of a large amount of memory.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin version prior to 2.5.8 on Linux

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.5.8.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)