CVE Database

CVE-2013-6485

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-01-28
CWE: CWE-190->CWE-122
Bugzilla: 1057484: CVE-2013-6485 pidgin: Heap-based buffer overflow when parsing chunked HTTP responses

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in util.c in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.8 allows remote HTTP servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an invalid chunk-size field in chunked transfer-coding data.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6485 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
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=80

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Matt Jones of Volvent as the original reporter of this issue.

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