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1057481: CVE-2013-6484 pidgin: DoS via specially-crafted stun messages

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The STUN protocol implementation in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.8 allows remote STUN servers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write operation and application crash) by triggering a socket read error.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6484 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


Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue.

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