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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      Last Modified:  10/29/2007

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-4999
Original release date:
10/29/2007
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 (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 Type Source Name
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=24 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=24
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/483580/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20071112 FLEA-2007-0067-1 pidgin
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26205 External Source BID 26205
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-548-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-548-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3624 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3624
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38132 External Source XF pidgin-htmldata-dos(38132)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18357 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18357
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-November/msg00011.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-2714

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