Pidgin < 2.6.5 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5298
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The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The remote host is running Pidgin < 2.6.5. Such versions are potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability because the MSN protocol plugin axtracts the filename of a custom emoticon from an incoming request and uploads that file without correlating the filename to a valid custom emoticon.


Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5298

Published: 1/12/2010

Updated: 3/6/2019

Nessus ID: 43862

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Patch Publication Date: 1/8/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0013

BID: 37524