CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2010-02-18
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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0420 from the MITRE CVE 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 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

External References


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

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