Pidgin X-Status NULL Pointer Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47802


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 2.7.2. 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 plugin.


Upgrade to Pidgin 2.7.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47802

File Name: pidgin_2_7_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/07/22

Modified: 2011/04/13

Dependencies: 34205

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin

Required KB Items: SMB/Pidgin/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2528

BID: 41881

OSVDB: 66506

Secunia: 40699