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pidgin -- multiple remote denial of service vulnerabilities

Affected packages
pidgin < 2.6.6
libpurple < 2.6.6


VuXML ID a2c4d3d5-4c7b-11df-83fb-0015587e2cc1
Discovery 2010-02-18
Entry 2010-04-20

Three denial of service vulnerabilities where found in pidgin and allow remote attackers to crash the application. The developers summarized these problems as follows:

Pidgin can become unresponsive when displaying large numbers of smileys

Certain nicknames in group chat rooms can trigger a crash in Finch

Failure to validate all fields of an incoming message can trigger a crash


Bugtraq ID 38294
CVE Name CVE-2010-0277
CVE Name CVE-2010-0420
CVE Name CVE-2010-0423