Public Date:
819449: CVE-2012-2214 pidgin: Invalid memory dereference in the XMPP protocol plug-in by processing serie of specially-crafted file transfer requests

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

proxy.c in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.4 does not properly handle canceled SOCKS5 connection attempts, which allows user-assisted remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a sequence of XMPP file-transfer requests.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2214 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not Vulnerable. This issue does not affect the version of pidgin as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 pidgin Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 pidgin Not affected