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Not critical

Pidgin ICQ Message Denial of Service Weakness

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Release Date:  2009-10-16    Last Update:  2009-10-19    Views:  4,929

Secunia Advisory SA37072

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A weakness has been reported in Pidgin, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

An error in the oscar protocol plugin can be exploited to cause a crash e.g. via a specially crafted ICQ message.


Solution:
Update to version 2.6.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits nightwing666.

Original Advisory:
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=41

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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