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CVE-2013-0272

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-02-13
Bugzilla: 910040: CVE-2013-0272 pidgin: MXit protocol stack-based buffer overflow when processing HTTP headers

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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
RHEL Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 March 14, 2013
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 March 14, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pidgin) RHSA-2013:0646 March 14, 2013

External References

http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=66

Acknowledgements

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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