CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-01-28
CWE: CWE-190->CWE-122
Bugzilla: 1057490: CVE-2013-6489 pidgin: Heap-based buffer overflow in MXit emoticon parsing


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer signedness error in the MXit functionality in Pidgin before 2.10.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) via a crafted emoticon value, which triggers an integer overflow and a buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6489 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


Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Yves Younan and Pawel Janic of Sourcefire VRT as the original reporters of this issue.

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