Bug 1057490 - (CVE-2013-6489) CVE-2013-6489 pidgin: Heap-based buffer overflow in MXit emoticon parsing
CVE-2013-6489 pidgin: Heap-based buffer overflow in MXit emoticon parsing
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20140128,repor...
: Security
Depends On: 1058238 1058239 1058240 1058242 1058243 1059049
Blocks: 1054257
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Reported: 2014-01-24 03:59 EST by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2015-11-24 10:41 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: pidgin 2.10.8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-19 16:05:54 EDT
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Local copy of patch (1.22 KB, patch)
2014-01-27 01:28 EST, Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-01-24 03:59:15 EST
A Heap-based buffer overflow was found in the way MXit protocol plugin of pidgin parsed emoticons. A malicious server could provide a specially crafted emoticon value, which could cause an integer overflow leading to a buffer overflow. This could cause pidgin to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running pidgin. 


Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Yves Younan and Pawel Janic of Sourcefire VRT as the original reporters of this issue.
Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-01-27 01:28:08 EST
Created attachment 855933 [details]
Local copy of patch
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2014-01-28 15:42:13 EST
External References:

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=83
Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2014-01-28 23:26:40 EST
Created pidgin tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1059049]
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2014-02-05 12:45:00 EST
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
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2014-02-05 22:50:14 EST
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.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2014-02-14 02:59:49 EST
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.

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