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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-1375

The PurpleCircBuffer implementation in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 does not properly maintain a certain buffer, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and application crash) via vectors involving the (1) XMPP or (2) Sametime protocol.
Publish Date : 2009-05-26 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 ServiceOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-05-10 2009-03-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-1375 unix
DSA-1805 pidgin -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8328 unix
DSA-1805-1 pidgin -- several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13618 unix
ELSA-2009:1060: pidgin security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22713 unix
RHSA-2009:1060 -- pidgin security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29110 unix
RHSA-2009:1060: pidgin security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091060 unix
The PurpleCircBuffer implementation in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 does not properly maintain a certain buffer, ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10829 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-2009-1375

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Pidgin Pidgin * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.2 * Linux * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Pidgin Pidgin 21

- References For CVE-2009-1375
BID 35067 Pidgin Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-01-18
GENTOO GLSA-200905-07
OSVDB 54649
VUPEN ADV-2009-1396
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1060
XF pidgin-purplecircbuffer-dos(50683)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10829

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-1375

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