CVE-2010-0423 Detail

Current Description

gtkimhtml.c in Pidgin before 2.6.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and application hang) by sending many smileys in a (1) IM or (2) chat.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/25/2010)

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, this issue was addressed via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0115.html We currently have no plans to fix this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as the issue only causes Pidgin client to become unresponsive or crash.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035332.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035347.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035409.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=45 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2038
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:041
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:085
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38294
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-902-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0413 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0914
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1020
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565792
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/56394
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17554
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9842
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0115.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-0423
NVD Published Date:
02/24/2010
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.