A Denial-of-service flaw was found in the way the XMPP protocol plugin of pidgin handled messages with invalid timestamps. A remote XMPP user can trigger a crash on some systems by sending a
message with a timestamp in the distant future.
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jaime Breva Ribes as the original reporter of this issue.
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.