Upstream information

CVE-2012-2318 at MITRE


msg.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.4 does not properly handle crafted characters, which allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) by placing these characters in a text/plain message.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 761155 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SLED-10-SP4 (n/a) pidgin Released
SUSE_SLED (11) pidgin Released
sle-sdk (11) pidgin Released