Bug 665421 (CVE-2010-4528)

Summary: CVE-2010-4528 Pidgin: MSN DirectConnect DoS (crash) after receiving a short P2P message
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jrb, mbarnes, security-response-team
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-12-23 18:19:10 UTC
A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Pidgin MSN
DirectConnect protocol implementation, by processing certain
P2P messages. A remote, authenticated user could use this flaw
to cause denial of service (Pidgin crash).


Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Stu Tomlinson as the original reporter.

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-12-23 18:23:40 UTC
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the Pidgin package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, or 6.


This issue affects the versions of the Pidgin package, as shipped with
Fedora release of 13 and 14.

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2010-12-27 06:44:58 UTC
Public via:


Comment 7 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-12-27 13:39:57 UTC
CVE Request:

Comment 8 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-12-27 13:41:17 UTC
Created pidgin tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 665856]

Comment 10 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-12-27 13:50:48 UTC

This issue did not affect the versions of pidgin package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6 as this issue is specific to versions
of libpurple from 2.7.6 up to 2.7.8.

Comment 12 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2010-12-31 07:29:17 UTC
This has been assigned CVE-2010-4528

Comment 14 Vincent Danen 2012-10-04 18:27:38 UTC
This was fixed in Fedora via pidgin-2.7.9-1.fc13 / fc14 / fc15:

* Mon Dec 27 2010 Stu Tomlinson <stu@...> 2.7.9-1
- 2.7.9, includes security/DoS fix in the MSN protocol (#665856)