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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-3711

Original release date: 10/27/2010
Last revised: 11/02/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.4 does not properly validate the return value of the purple_base64_decode function, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted message, related to the plugins for MSN, MySpaceIM, XMPP, and Yahoo! and the NTLM authentication support.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/b01c6a1f7fe4d86b83f5f10917b3cb713989cfcc
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2010-305-02
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0890
External Source: XF
Name: pidgin-purplebase64decode-dos(62708)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:208
External Source: BID
Name: 44283
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 41899
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2847
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18506
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024623
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 68773
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=48
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 41893
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2755
Type: Advisory
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-16629
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42075
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-17130
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1014-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-16876
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2870
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2851
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0788
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2754
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 42294
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=641921
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-2753
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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