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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-4601

Original release date: 12/24/2011
Last revised: 11/02/2013


family_feedbag.c in the oscar protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.1 does not perform the expected UTF-8 validation on message data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted (1) AIM or (2) ICQ message associated with buddy-list addition.


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: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1821
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20111209 CVE request: Pidgin crash
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:183
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:1820
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/757272a78a8ca6027d518e614712c3399e34dda3
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20111210 Re: CVE request: Pidgin crash
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=57
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:0066
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18408
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/bc79b1bf09dcfa1d8edac86a06761fce7416e69c/with/757272a78a8ca6027d518e614712c3399e34dda3/libpurple/protocols/oscar/family_feedbag.c
External Source: BID
Name: 51010

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