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554335: CVE-2010-0277 pidgin MSN protocol plugin memory corruption

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.6, including 2.6.4, and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed MSNSLP INVITE request in an SLP message, a different issue than CVE-2010-0013.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0277 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via

We currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as the MSN protocol support in the provided version of Pidgin (1.5.1) is out-dated and no longer supported by MSN servers. There are no plans to backport MSN protocol changes for that version of Pidgin.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0115 2010-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0115 2010-02-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0115 2010-02-18

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