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Pardus: 2010-116: Pidgin: Denial of Service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A flaw has been fixed in Pidgin, which can allow remote attackers to cause denial of service via X-Status message.
Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2010-116 
      Date: 2010-08-12
  Severity: 3
      Type: Local

A flaw has been fixed in Pidgin, which can allow  remote  attackers  to
cause denial of service via X-Status message.


The clientautoresp function in  family_icbm.c  in  the  oscar  protocol
plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.2 allows remote  authenticated
users to cause a  denial  of  service  (NULL  pointer  dereference  and
application crash) via an X-Status message that lacks the expected  end
tag for a (1) desc or (2) title element.

Affected packages:

  Pardus 2009:
    pidgin, all before 2.7.2-40-14

There are update(s) for pidgin. You can update them via Package Manager
or with a single command from console:

    pisi up pidgin


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