Pidgin 'X-Status' Message Denial of Service Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

The flaw is caused by a NULL pointer dereference error when processing malformed 'X-Status' messages, which could be exploited by attackers to crash an affected application, creating a denial of service condition.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Pidgin versions prior to 2.7.2

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.7.2 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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