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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1375

Original release date: 05/26/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


The PurpleCircBuffer implementation in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 does not properly maintain a certain buffer, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via vectors involving the (1) XMPP or (2) Sametime protocol.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
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: XF
Name: pidgin-purplecircbuffer-dos(50683)
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-5583
External Source: BID
Name: 35067
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-5552
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1805
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=31
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-781-1
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200905-07
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-5597
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=500491
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1396
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1060
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10829
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:173

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10829
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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