CVE-2013-6478

NameCVE-2013-6478
Descriptiongtkimhtml.c in Pidgin before 2.10.8 does not properly interact with underlying library support for wide Pango layouts, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a long URL that is examined with a tooltip.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2859-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pidgin (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy2.10.10-1~deb7u1fixed
jessie2.10.11-1fixed
stretch, sid2.11.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pidginsource(unstable)2.10.8-1medium
pidginsourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
pidginsourcewheezy2.10.9-1~deb7u1mediumDSA-2859-1

Notes

[squeeze] - pidgin <end-of-life> (Support in oldstable is limited to IRC, Jabber/XMPP, Sametime and SIMPLE)

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