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CVE-2013-6477

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2014-01-28
CWE:
CWE-190
Bugzilla:
1056479: CVE-2013-6477 pidgin: DoS when handling timestamps in the XMPP plugin

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer signedness errors in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.8 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted timestamp value in an XMPP message.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6477 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 6 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 2014-02-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 2014-02-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 pidgin Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jaime Breva Ribes as the original reporter of this issue.

External References

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