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500490: CVE-2009-1374 pidgin DoS when decrypting qq packets

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the decrypt_out function in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a QQ packet.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1374 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
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 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1060 2009-05-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1060 2009-05-22
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