|Bugzilla:||1056978: CVE-2013-6483 pidgin: Possible spoofing using iq replies in XMPP protocol plugin|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The XMPP protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.8 does not properly determine whether the from address in an iq reply is consistent with the to address in an iq request, which allows remote attackers to spoof iq traffic or cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted reply.
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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 Fabian Yamaguchi and Christian Wressnegger of the University of Goettingen as the original reporters of this issue.
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