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CVE-2011-4603

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Overview

The silc_channel_message function in ops.c in the SILC protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.1 does not perform the expected UTF-8 validation on message data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted message, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-3594.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1500-1
Posted Jul 9, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1500-1 - Evgeny Boger discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled buddy list messages in the AIM and ICQ protocol handlers. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 11.04 and 11.10. Thijs Alkemade discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled malformed voice and video chat requests in the XMPP protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 11.04 and 11.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, protocol
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4601, CVE-2011-4602, CVE-2011-4603, CVE-2011-4922, CVE-2011-4939, CVE-2012-1178, CVE-2012-2214, CVE-2012-2318, CVE-2012-3374, CVE-2011-4601, CVE-2011-4602, CVE-2011-4603, CVE-2011-4922, CVE-2011-4939, CVE-2012-1178, CVE-2012-2214, CVE-2012-2318, CVE-2012-3374
MD5 | 422fcc2933191191cceade8eaab9a688
Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1820-01
Posted Dec 15, 2011
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1820-01 - Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the AOL Open System for Communication in Realtime protocol plug-in in Pidgin, used by the AOL ICQ and AIM instant messaging systems, escaped certain UTF-8 characters. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin via a specially-crafted OSCAR message. An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the Pidgin SILC protocol plug-in escaped certain UTF-8 characters in channel messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin via a specially-crafted SILC message.

tags | advisory, remote, protocol
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2011-4601, CVE-2011-4602, CVE-2011-4603
MD5 | b255a257b03285222343a6fa7aac3f6b
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