Bug 565786 - (CVE-2010-0420) CVE-2010-0420 pidgin: Finch XMPP MUC Crash
CVE-2010-0420 pidgin: Finch XMPP MUC Crash
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,source=upstream,reported=2...
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Depends On: 565911 565912 565913 565914 566400 833966
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Reported: 2010-02-16 05:01 EST by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2012-06-20 10:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-02-22 02:43:50 EST
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Upstream patch to be included in 2.6.6 (631 bytes, patch)
2010-02-16 05:04 EST, Tomas Hoger
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Description Tomas Hoger 2010-02-16 05:01:28 EST
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.

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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 05:04:46 EST
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 04:06:19 EST
Public now via:
  http://pidgin.im/news/security/
Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2010-02-18 04:19:17 EST
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=44
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2010-02-18 11:11:34 EST
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 11:33:20 EST
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 2010-02-19 19:09:10 EST
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 2010-02-19 19:13:40 EST
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 2010-02-19 19:26:13 EST
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.

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