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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-3711

libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.4 does not properly validate the return value of the purple_base64_decode function, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted message, related to the plugins for MSN, MySpaceIM, XMPP, and Yahoo! and the NTLM authentication support.
Publish Date : 2010-10-27 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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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 Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2010-10-10 2010-10-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-3711 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2010-0890 -- pidgin security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27802 unix
ELSA-2010:0788: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22964 unix
ELSA-2010:0890: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23485 unix
libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.4 does not properly validate the return value of the purple_base64_decode function, which... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18506 windows
RHSA-2010:0788: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100788 unix
RHSA-2010:0788: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22271 unix
RHSA-2010:0890: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22323 unix
RHSA-2010:0890: pidgin security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100890 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-2010-3711

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.6.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Pidgin Pidgin 2.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Pidgin Pidgin 34

- References For CVE-2010-3711
XF pidgin-purplebase64decode-dos(62708) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2010-2870
VUPEN ADV-2010-2851
VUPEN ADV-2010-2847
VUPEN ADV-2010-2755
VUPEN ADV-2010-2753
VUPEN ADV-2010-2754
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0788
BID 44283 Pidgin 'libpurple' Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-11-10
SECTRACK 1024623
SLACKWARE SSA:2010-305-02
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-16876
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-16629
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-17130

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-3711

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