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CVE-2010-0423 Detail


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

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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 (02/25/2010)

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 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 External Source CONFIRM 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 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-2038 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:041 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2010:085 External Source BID 38294 External Source UBUNTU USN-902-1 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0413 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0914 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1020 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF pidgin-smileys-dos(56394) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17554 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9842 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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