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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

12 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

This issue is caused by an error in the Oscar protocol plugin when processing malformed ICQ or AIM contacts sent by the SIM IM client, which could cause an invalid memory access leading to a crash.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin version prior to 2.6.3 on Linux.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.6.3.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)