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521823: CVE-2009-2703 Pidgin: NULL pointer dereference by handling IRC topic(s) (DoS)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libpurple/protocols/irc/msgs.c in the IRC protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.2 allows remote IRC servers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a TOPIC message that lacks a topic string.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2703 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1453 2009-09-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1453 2009-09-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1453 2009-09-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (pidgin) RHSA-2009:1535 2009-10-29
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