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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-6486

Original release date: 02/06/2014
Last revised: 03/16/2014


gtkutils.c in Pidgin before 2.10.8 on Windows allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary programs via a message containing a file: URL that is improperly handled during construction of an explorer.exe command. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2011-3185.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0326
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0239
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=81
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://hg.pidgin.im/pidgin/main/rev/b2571530fa8b
External Source: BID
Name: 65189

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.9.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.8.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.9
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.8
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.7
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.6
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.5
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.4
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.3
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.11
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.10
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.7.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.6
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.5
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.4
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.3
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.9
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.8
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.7
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.6
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.5
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.4
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.3
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.5.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.4.3
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.4.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.4.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.4.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.3.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.3.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.2.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.2.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.2.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.6
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.5
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.4
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.3
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.1.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.1.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.0.0
* cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin:2.10.7 and previous versions

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