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Impact: Critical
Public: 2009-08-18
CWE: CWE-228->CWE-119
Bugzilla: 514957: CVE-2009-2694 pidgin: insufficient input validation in msn_slplink_process_msg()


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The msn_slplink_process_msg function in libpurple/protocols/msn/slplink.c in libpurple, as used in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.9 and Adium 1.3.5 and earlier, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) by sending multiple crafted SLP (aka MSNSLP) messages to trigger an overwrite of an arbitrary memory location. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-1376.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2694 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.5
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1218 August 18, 2009
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1218 August 18, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1218 August 18, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1218 August 18, 2009

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