Bug 565786 (CVE-2010-0420)

Summary: CVE-2010-0420 pidgin: Finch XMPP MUC Crash
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Tomas Hoger <thoger>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jlieskov, kreilly, security-response-team, wtogami
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Bug Depends On: 565911, 565912, 565913, 565914, 566400, 833966    
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Upstream patch to be included in 2.6.6 none

Description Tomas Hoger 2010-02-16 10:01:28 UTC
Pidgin 2.6.6 is fixing a remote crash bug in Finch (text-based client using libpurple).  If someone changes nick to '<br>' in XMPP MUC (multi-user chat), it causes Finch to crash.

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Sadrul Habib Chowdhury of the Pidgin project for responsibly reporting this issue.

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2010-02-16 10:04:46 UTC
Created attachment 394492 [details]
Upstream patch to be included in 2.6.6

Additionally, following patch changes unescaping of <br> in libpurple:

http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/0085c32abf29d034d30feef1ffb1d483e316a9a8
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/11318

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-02-18 09:06:19 UTC
Public now via:
  http://pidgin.im/news/security/

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2010-02-18 09:19:17 UTC
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=44

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2010-02-18 16:11:34 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0115 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0115.html

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2010-02-18 16:33:20 UTC
pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc12

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2010-02-20 00:09:10 UTC
pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2010-02-20 00:13:40 UTC
pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc13 has been pushed to the Fedora 13 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2010-02-20 00:26:13 UTC
pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.