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CVE-2007-4999 Detail

Description

libpurple in Pidgin 2.1.0 through 2.2.1, when using HTML logging, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL dereference and application crash) via a message that contains invalid HTML data, a different vector than CVE-2007-4996.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/29/2007

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 (11/01/2007)

Not vulnerable. This issue 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://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=24 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/483580/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26205
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-548-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3624
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38132
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18357
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-November/msg00011.html

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4999
NVD Published Date:
10/29/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018