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500488: CVE-2009-1373 pidgin file transfer buffer overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the XMPP SOCKS5 bytestream server in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via vectors involving an outbound XMPP file transfer. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1373 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1060 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1059 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1060 2009-05-22
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