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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-3594: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-3594: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/04/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The g_markup_escape_text function in the SILC protocol plug-in in libpurple 2.10.0 and earlier, as used in Pidgin and possibly other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via invalid UTF-8 sequences that trigger use of invalid pointers and an out-of-bounds read, related to interactions with certain versions of glib2.

Solution(s)

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

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