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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      Last Modified:  10/01/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4996
Original release date:
10/01/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
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 Type Source Name
http://fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2007-236.shtml External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2368
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=23 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=23
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/481402/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071003 FLEA-2007-0057-1 pidgin
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25872 External Source BID 25872
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3321 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3321
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/36884 External Source XF pidgin-msn-nudge-dos(36884)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18261 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18261

Technical Details

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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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