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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 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 6 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 2014-02-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (pidgin) RHSA-2014:0139 2014-02-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 pidgin Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


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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