Pidgin libpurple XMPP nickname denial of service
|pidgin-xmpp-nickname-dos (56399)||Medium Risk|
Pidgin libpurple is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a vulnerability when parsing XMPP group chat room nicknames. By inserting a specially-crafted HTML-encoded character into a MUC nickname, a remote attacker could cause Finch to crash.
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: Finch XMPP MUC crash.
- BID-38294: Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2010-0420: libpurple in Finch in Pidgin before 2.6.6, when an XMPP multi-user chat (MUC) room is used, does not properly parse nicknames containing <br> sequences, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted nickname.
- DSA-2038: pidgin -- several vulnerabilities
- MDVSA-2010:041: pidgin
- MDVSA-2010:085: pidgin
- OSVDB ID: 62439: Pidgin XMPP Multi-user Chat Room Malformed Nickname 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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