CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-05-06
Bugzilla: 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 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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