Pidgin < 2.9.0 gdk_pixbuf__gif_image_load() Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2016 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
2.9.0. As such, it is potentially affected by a denial of service
vulnerability.

The function 'gdk_pixbuf__gif_image_load' contains an error that
allows a crafted GIF image file, when used as a buddy image, to cause
memory exhaustion and finally process termination.

See also :

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=52
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.9.0 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 55436 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48425

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2485

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