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CVE-2007-4996 Detail

Description

libpurple in Pidgin before 2.2.1 does not properly handle MSN nudge messages from users who are not on the receiver's buddy list, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a nudge message that triggers an access of "an invalid memory location."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/01/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (10/04/2007)

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of Pidgin or Gaim as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2007-236.shtml
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=23 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481402/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25872
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3321
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36884
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18261

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:2.2.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4996
NVD Published Date:
10/01/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017