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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-3185

Original release date: 08/29/2011
Last revised: 11/02/2013


gtkutils.c in Pidgin before 2.10.0 on Windows allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via a file: URL in a message.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110822 Re: CVE request: Pidgin crash
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18324
External Source: BID
Name: 49268
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025961
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=55
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: pidgin-uri-code-execution(69342)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.insomniasec.com/advisories/ISVA-110822.1.htm
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/5749f9193063800d27bef75c2388f6f9cc2f7f37
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/29484df15413fe3bbd21bbfcef26a55362055a81/with/5749f9193063800d27bef75c2388f6f9cc2f7f37/pidgin/gtkutils.c
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110822 Re: CVE request: Pidgin crash
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20110822 Insomnia : ISVA-110822.1 - Pidgin IM Insecure URL Handling Remote Code Execution
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110822 Re: CVE request: Pidgin crash
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110822 Re: CVE request: Pidgin crash

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