|Bugzilla:||565786: CVE-2010-0420 pidgin: Finch XMPP MUC Crash|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
libpurple in Finch in Pidgin before 2.6.6, when an XMPP multi-user chat (MUC) room is used, does not properly parse nicknames containing <br> sequences, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted nickname.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0115||February 18, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0115||February 18, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0115||February 18, 2010|
Red Hat would like to thank Sadrul Habib Chowdhury of the Pidgin project for responsibly reporting this issue.
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