Pidgin < 2.10.5 mxit_show_message Function RX Message Inline Image Parsing Remote Overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 59969
SynopsisAn instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.10.5. As such, it is potentially affected by a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability.
An error in the function 'mxit_show_message' in the file 'libpurple/protocols/mxit/markup.c' can allow a stack-based buffer overflow to occur when parsing a received message containing inline images. This can result in application crashes and potentially arbitrary code execution.
SolutionUpgrade to Pidgin 2.10.5 or later.