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CVE-2010-0277 Detail

Current Description

slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.6, including 2.6.4, and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed MSNSLP INVITE request in an SLP message, a different issue than CVE-2010-0013.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/09/2010      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/22/2010)

This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via We currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as the MSN protocol support in the provided version of Pidgin (1.5.1) is out-dated and no longer supported by MSN servers. There are no plans to backport MSN protocol changes for that version of Pidgin.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MISC External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1279 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1934 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1383 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:006 External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:041 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:085 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20100107 Re: CVE request - pidgin MSN arbitrary file upload External Source BID 38294 External Source UBUNTU USN-902-1 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0413 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1020 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-2693 External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18348 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9421 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0115

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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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