Pidgin smileys denial of service
|pidgin-smileys-dos (56394)||Medium Risk|
Pidgin is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the display feature. By inserting an overly large number of smileys into an IM or chat window, a remote attacker could cause Pidgin to hang.
Denial of Service
Refer to Pidgin Security Advisory 2010-02-18 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Pidgin Security Advisory 2010-02-18: Smiley denial of service.
- BID-38294: Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2010-0423: gtkimhtml.c in Pidgin before 2.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and application hang) by sending many smileys in a (1) IM or (2) chat.
- DSA-2038: pidgin -- several vulnerabilities
- MDVSA-2010:041: pidgin
- MDVSA-2010:085: pidgin
- OSVDB ID: 62440: Pidgin gtkimhtml.c Excessive Smiley CPU Consumption Remote DoS
- RHSA-2010-0115: Moderate: pidgin security update
- SA38563: Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Weaknesses
- SUSE-SR:2010:006: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-902-1: Pidgin vulnerabilities
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Feb 18, 2010
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