Pidgin X-Status NULL Pointer Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

An instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host is
affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is
earlier than 2.7.2. Such versions have a denial of service
vulnerability when processing a malformed X-Status message
due to a reference to a NULL pointer in the oscar protocol

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.7.2 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 47802 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41881

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2528

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