Pidgin up to 2.7.1 Protocol Plugin family_icbm.c clientautoresp resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in Pidgin (Messaging Software) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function clientautoresp of the file family_icbm.c of the component Protocol Plugin. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

The clientautoresp function in family_icbm.c in the oscar protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an X-Status message that lacks the expected end tag for a (1) desc or (2) title element.

The weakness was shared 07/21/2010 by Mark Doliner (Website). The advisory is shared for download at pidgin.im. This vulnerability was named CVE-2010-2528. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 47841 (Fedora 13 : pidgin-2.7.2-1.fc13 (2010-11321)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 118939 (Solaris Pidgin Denial of Service Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 2.5.3 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (60566), Tenable (47841), SecurityFocus (BID 41881†), OSVDB (66506†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-26542†). The entry VDB-4127 is related to this item.

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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
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Nessus ID: 47841
Nessus Name: Fedora 13 : pidgin-2.7.2-1.fc13 (2010-11321)
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OpenVAS ID: 68172
OpenVAS Name: Slackware Advisory SSA:2010-240-05 pidgin
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Pidgin 2.5.3

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Advisory: pidgin.im
Researcher: Mark Doliner
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CVE: CVE-2010-2528 (🔍)
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X-Force: 60566
SecurityFocus: 41881 - Pidgin 'X-Status' Message Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 40699
OSVDB: 66506 - Pidgin libpurple X-Status Message NULL Dereference DoS
Vulnerability Center: 26542 - Pidgin prior to 2.7.2 Remote DoS Vulnerability via a Crafted X-Status Message, Medium

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/21/2021 09:17 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (70), 03/01/2017 10:08 AM (9), 09/21/2021 09:15 AM (5), 09/21/2021 09:17 AM (1)
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