Public Date:
910040: CVE-2013-0272 pidgin: MXit protocol stack-based buffer overflow when processing HTTP headers

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in http.c in the MXit protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.7 allows remote servers to execute arbitrary code via a long HTTP header.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0272 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 2013-03-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 2013-03-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 2013-03-14


Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter.

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