Bug 529357 - (CVE-2009-3615) CVE-2009-3615 Pidgin: Invalid pointer dereference (crash) after receiving contacts from SIM IM client
CVE-2009-3615 Pidgin: Invalid pointer dereference (crash) after receiving con...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=41
impact=moderate,public=20091010,repor...
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Depends On: 529416 529417 529418 529419 529420 833964
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Reported: 2009-10-16 07:12 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2012-06-20 11:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 11:29:00 EDT
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-10-16 07:12:57 EDT
An invalid pointer dereference was found in the way Pidgin instant messaging
client used to process list of contacts, sent from the SIM IM client(s).
Remote attacker could send a specially-crafted contact-list to Pidgin client,
leading to denial of service (Pidgin crash) or, potentially, to execute
arbitrary code as the user running Pidgin.

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http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=41
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/10481

Upstream patch:
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http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/781682333aea0c801d280c3507ee25552a60bfc0

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nightwing666
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2009-10-16 07:14:07 EDT
This issue affects the versions of Pidgin package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-10-20 20:50:50 EDT
pidgin-2.6.3-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-10-20 20:56:02 EDT
pidgin-2.6.3-2.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-10-29 10:20:32 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

Via RHSA-2009:1535 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1535.html
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2009-10-29 10:37:33 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:1536 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1536.html

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