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Secunia Security Advisory 49831

Secunia Security Advisory 49831
Posted Jul 8, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Pidgin, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 49831

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TITLE:
Pidgin MXit Message Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA49831

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/49831/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49831

RELEASE DATE:
2012-07-06

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/49831/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/49831/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=49831

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Pidgin, which can be exploited
by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the
"mxit_show_message()" function (libpurple/protocols/mxit/markup.c)
when parsing incoming messages containing inline images. This can be
exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a specially
crafted RX message.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow execution of
arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.10.5.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 2.10.5.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Ulf Härnhammar.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/index.php?id=64

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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