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Ubuntu Security Notice 902-1
Posted Feb 23, 2010
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 902-1 - Fabian Yamaguchi discovered that Pidgin incorrectly validated all fields of an incoming message in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. Sadrul Habib Chowdhury discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain nicknames in Finch group chat rooms. A remote attacker could use a specially crafted nickname and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. Antti Hayrynen discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled large numbers of smileys. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to become unresponsive, leading to a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, protocol
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-0277, CVE-2010-0420, CVE-2010-0423
MD5 | 88a9867640b35ff1356db104d26560a7
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