CVE-2008-2956

NameCVE-2008-2956
DescriptionMemory leak in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via malformed XML documents. NOTE: this issue has been disputed by the upstream vendor, who states: "I was never able to identify a scenario under which a problem occurred and the original reporter wasn't able to supply any sort of reproduction details."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs488632

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pidgin (PTS)buster2.13.0-2vulnerable
bullseye2.14.1-1vulnerable
trixie, bookworm2.14.12-1vulnerable
sid2.14.13-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pidginsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant488632

Notes

Non-issue per analysis of Pidgin upstream developers, should be rejected

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