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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-3084

Original release date: 09/08/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The msn_slp_process_msg function in libpurple/protocols/msn/slpcall.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple 2.6.0 and 2.6.1, as used in Pidgin before 2.6.2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a handwritten (aka Ink) message, related to an uninitialized variable and the incorrect "UTF16-LE" charset name.

Impact

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/10/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Pidgin packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36601
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 36277
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6338
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/567e16cbc46168f52482e5ec27626c48e7a5ba95
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/92ce3e48744b40fb0fea89e3de5e44bedb100c07/with/567e16cbc46168f52482e5ec27626c48e7a5ba95/libpurple/protocols/msn/slpcall.c
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/index.php?id=38
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6338
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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