|Bugzilla:||641921: CVE-2010-3711 Pidgin (libpurple): Multiple DoS (crash) flaws by processing of unsanitized Base64 decoder values|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.4 does not properly validate the return value of the purple_base64_decode function, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted message, related to the plugins for MSN, MySpaceIM, XMPP, and Yahoo! and the NTLM authentication support.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0788||October 21, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0788||October 21, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0788||October 21, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pidgin)||RHSA-2010:0890||November 16, 2010|
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter.
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