|Bugzilla:||683031: CVE-2011-1091 Pidgin: Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws in Yahoo protocol plug-in|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
libymsg.c in the Yahoo! protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.0 through 2.7.10 allows (1) remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a malformed YMSG notification packet, and allows (2) remote Yahoo! servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a malformed YMSG SMS message.
This issue affects the versions of pidgin package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2011:1371||October 14, 2011|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin)||RHSA-2011:1371||October 14, 2011|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (pidgin)||RHSA-2011:1371||October 14, 2011|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pidgin)||RHSA-2011:0616||May 19, 2011|
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Marius Wachtler as the original reporter.
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