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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-2694: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2009-2694: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/21/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The msn_slplink_process_msg function in libpurple/protocols/msn/slplink.c in libpurple, as used in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.9 and Adium 1.3.5 and earlier, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) by sending multiple crafted SLP (aka MSNSLP) messages to trigger an overwrite of an arbitrary memory location. NOTE: this issue reportedly exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-1376.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-im-pidgin

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