Pidgin: Denial of Service Vulnerability

Users of Pidgin please be advised of a denial of service vulnerability that has been identified.
To view this vulnerability, possible remedies, and others please check out the Security Advisories at Critical Watch (http://criticalwatch.com/support/security-advisories.aspx)

USN-1014-1: [USN-1014-1] Pidgin vulnerabilities
Details follow:

Pierre Noguès discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled malformed SLP

messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a

specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial

of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.

(CVE-2010-1624)

Daniel Atallah discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled the return code

of the Base64 decoding function. A remote attacker could send a specially

crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service.

(CVE-2010-3711)Read more at http://www.criticalwatch.com

 

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