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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0420

Original release date: 02/24/2010
Last revised: 11/02/2013


libpurple in Finch in Pidgin before 2.6.6, when an XMPP multi-user chat (MUC) room is used, does not properly parse nicknames containing <br> sequences, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted nickname.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0115
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=44
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 38294
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-902-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-1383
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1020
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-1279
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565786
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:085
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0914
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-1934
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18230
External Source: XF
Name: pidgin-xmpp-nickname-dos(56399)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:041
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2038
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11485
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:006
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0413
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11485
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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