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