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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2955

Original release date: 07/01/2008
Last revised: 11/02/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Pidgin 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a long filename that contains certain characters, as demonstrated using an MSN message that triggers the crash in the msn_slplink_process_msg function.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:025
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30881
Type: Advisory
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3966
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:1023
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33102
External Source: BID
Name: 29985
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10131
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-675-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18050
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1947
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32859
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080626 Pidgin 2.4.1 Vulnerability
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-493.htm

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10131
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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