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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1889

Original release date: 07/01/2009
Last revised: 09/14/2011


The OSCAR protocol implementation in Pidgin before 2.5.8 misinterprets the ICQWebMessage message type as the ICQSMS message type, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted ICQ web message that triggers allocation of a large amount of memory.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-796-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508738
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35706
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-7370
External Source: MLIST
Name: [devel] 20090528 [patch] libpurple/protocols/oscar: OOM and die on misparsed ICQWebMessage as ICQSMS
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35693
External Source: XF
Name: pidgin-oscar-dos(51448)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/9483
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1139
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35697
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-7415
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37071
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10004
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-7359
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1749
External Source: BID
Name: 35530

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10004
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)