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

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 :

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.9.0 or later.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 55436 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48425

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2485

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