FreeBSD : pidgin -- multiple remote denial of service vulnerabilities (a2c4d3d5-4c7b-11df-83fb-0015587e2cc1)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Three denial of service vulnerabilities where found in pidgin and
allow remote attackers to crash the application. The developers
summarized these problems as follows :

Pidgin can become unresponsive when displaying large numbers of

Certain nicknames in group chat rooms can trigger a crash in Finch

Failure to validate all fields of an incoming message can trigger a

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45585 (freebsd_pkg_a2c4d3d54c7b11df83fb0015587e2cc1.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 38294

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0277

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