|Bugzilla:||1056907: CVE-2013-6479 pidgin: DoS when parsing certain HTTP response headers|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
util.c in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.8 does not properly allocate memory for HTTP responses that are inconsistent with the Content-Length header, which allows remote HTTP servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted response.
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Red Hat security errata
|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|
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jacob Appelbaum of the Tor Project as the original reporter of this issue.
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