CVE Database

CVE-2013-6477

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

Details

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 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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation version 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 February 05, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 February 05, 2014

External References

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=71

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.

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