Public Date:
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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0420 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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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


Red Hat would like to thank Sadrul Habib Chowdhury of the Pidgin project for responsibly reporting this issue.

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