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CVE-2010-0423 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/24/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-0423
Original release date:
02/24/2010
Last revised:
09/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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 Type Source Name
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog External Source CONFIRM http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035332.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1279
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035347.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1934
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035409.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1383
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:006
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=45 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=45
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2038 External Source DEBIAN DSA-2038
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:041 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:041
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:085 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:085
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38294 External Source BID 38294
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-902-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-902-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0413 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0413
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0914 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0914
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1020 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1020
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565792 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565792
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/56394 External Source XF pidgin-smileys-dos(56394)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17554 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17554
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9842 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9842
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0115.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0115

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9842
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9842

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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