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Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-10-20
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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3711 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0788 October 21, 2010
RHEL 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

External References


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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