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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2957

The UPnP functionality in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to trigger the download of arbitrary files and cause a denial of service (memory or disk consumption) via a UDP packet that specifies an arbitrary URL.
Publish Date : 2008-07-01 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.4
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 20

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
1.8
AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2008-06-18 2007-05-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2008:1023: pidgin security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22740 unix
RHSA-2008:1023 -- pidgin security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29210 unix
RHSA-2008:1023: pidgin security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20081023 unix
The UPnP functionality in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to trigger the download of ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17599 windows
The UPnP functionality in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to trigger the download of ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9076 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2957

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Pidgin Pidgin 1

- References For CVE-2008-2957

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-675-1
UBUNTU USN-675-1
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29985
BID 29985 Pidgin UPnP and Jabber Protocols Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-01-18
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-1023.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:1023
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/27/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20080627 CVE Request (pidgin)
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:025
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:025
http://crisp.cs.du.edu/?q=ca2007-1
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-493.htm CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2957

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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