Public Date:
589973: CVE-2010-1624 Pidgin: MSN SLP emoticon DoS (NULL pointer dereference)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The msn_emoticon_msg function in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.0 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a custom emoticon in a malformed SLP message.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1624 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security
impact, a future pidgin package update may address this flaw in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
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 Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0788 2010-10-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0788 2010-10-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (pidgin) RHSA-2010:0788 2010-10-21

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 pidgin Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 pidgin Affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Pierre Noguès of Meta Security as the original reporter.

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