Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1056908
CVE-2013-6481 pidgin: DoS caused due to OOB read in Yahoo protocol plugin
Last modified: 2015-11-24 10:40:58 EST
The Yahoo! protocol plugin of pidgin failed to validate a length field before trying to read from a buffer, which could result in reading past the end of the buffer which could cause a crash.
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter of this issue.
Created attachment 855921 [details]
Local copy of the patch
Created pidgin tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1059049]
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2014:0139 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0139.html
pidgin-2.10.9-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
pidgin-2.10.9-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.