ID CVE-2010-0013
Summary Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Pidgin 2.6.4
    cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:adium:adium:1.3.8
    cpe:2.3:a:adium:adium:1.3.8
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 11-01-2010 - 09:45)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-22
CAPEC
  • Relative Path Traversal
    An attacker exploits a weakness in input validation on the target by supplying a specially constructed path utilizing dot and slash characters for the purpose of obtaining access to arbitrary files or resources. An attacker modifies a known path on the target in order to reach material that is not available through intended channels. These attacks normally involve adding additional path separators (/ or \) and/or dots (.), or encodings thereof, in various combinations in order to reach parent directories or entirely separate trees of the target's directory structure.
  • Directory Traversal
    An attacker with access to file system resources, either directly or via application logic, will use various file path specification or navigation mechanisms such as ".." in path strings and absolute paths to extend their range of access to inappropriate areas of the file system. The attacker attempts to either explore the file system for recon purposes or access directories and files that are intended to be restricted from their access. Exploring the file system can be achieved through constructing paths presented to directory listing programs, such as "ls" and 'dir', or through specially crafted programs that attempt to explore the file system. The attacker engaging in this type of activity is searching for information that can be used later in a more exploitive attack. Access to restricted directories or files can be achieved through modification of path references utilized by system applications.
  • File System Function Injection, Content Based
    An attack of this type exploits the host's trust in executing remote content including binary files. The files are poisoned with a malicious payload (targeting the file systems accessible by the target software) by the attacker and may be passed through standard channels such as via email, and standard web content like PDF and multimedia files. The attacker exploits known vulnerabilities or handling routines in the target processes. Vulnerabilities of this type have been found in a wide variety of commercial applications from Microsoft Office to Adobe Acrobat and Apple Safari web browser. When the attacker knows the standard handling routines and can identify vulnerabilities and entry points they can be exploited by otherwise seemingly normal content. Once the attack is executed, the attackers' program can access relative directories such as C:\Program Files or other standard system directories to launch further attacks. In a worst case scenario, these programs are combined with other propagation logic and work as a virus.
  • Using Slashes and URL Encoding Combined to Bypass Validation Logic
    This attack targets the encoding of the URL combined with the encoding of the slash characters. An attacker can take advantage of the multiple way of encoding an URL and abuse the interpretation of the URL. An URL may contain special character that need special syntax handling in order to be interpreted. Special characters are represented using a percentage character followed by two digits representing the octet code of the original character (%HEX-CODE). For instance US-ASCII space character would be represented with %20. This is often referred as escaped ending or percent-encoding. Since the server decodes the URL from the requests, it may restrict the access to some URL paths by validating and filtering out the URL requests it received. An attacker will try to craft an URL with a sequence of special characters which once interpreted by the server will be equivalent to a forbidden URL. It can be difficult to protect against this attack since the URL can contain other format of encoding such as UTF-8 encoding, Unicode-encoding, etc.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
  • Using Escaped Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the use of the backslash in alternate encoding. An attacker can provide a backslash as a leading character and causes a parser to believe that the next character is special. This is called an escape. By using that trick, the attacker tries to exploit alternate ways to encode the same character which leads to filter problems and opens avenues to attack.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL NONE NONE
exploit-db via4
description Pidgin MSN <= 2.6.4 File Download Vulnerability. CVE-2010-0013. Remote exploits for multiple platform
id EDB-ID:11203
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2010-01-19
published 2010-01-19
reporter Mathieu GASPARD
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/11203/
title Pidgin MSN <= 2.6.4 File Download Vulnerability
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-8523.NASL
    description 2.7.0 with new features, bug fixes and a security fix for CVE-2010-1624 Full Upstream ChangeLog: * http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog Fedora packaging changes: * Use System SSL Certificates * Add additional dependencies for Voice + Video Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 47495
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47495
    title Fedora 11 : pidgin-2.7.0-2.fc11 (2010-8523)
  • NASL family Slackware Local Security Checks
    NASL id SLACKWARE_SSA_2010-024-03.NASL
    description New pidgin packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix a security issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 44122
    published 2010-01-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44122
    title Slackware 12.0 / 12.1 / 12.2 / 13.0 / current : pidgin (SSA:2010-024-03)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201206-11.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-11 (Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : These vulnerabilities allow for arbitrary file retrieval, Denial of Service and arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Pidgin. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 59649
    published 2012-06-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59649
    title GLSA-201206-11 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2010-0044.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0044 : Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013) These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Refer to the Pidgin release notes for a full list of changes: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 67987
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67987
    title Oracle Linux 4 : pidgin (ELSA-2010-0044)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20100114_PIDGIN_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013) These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 60724
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60724
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-0368.NASL
    description - CVE-2010-0013 - A few other bug fixes Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 47181
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47181
    title Fedora 12 : pidgin-2.6.5-1.fc12 (2010-0368)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_2_FINCH-100219.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities - CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22) Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. - CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. - CVE-2010-0420 Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. - CVE-2010-0423 A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 44982
    published 2010-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44982
    title openSUSE Security Update : finch (finch-2032)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-085.NASL
    description Security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin : The OSCAR protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.3 and Adium before 1.3.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted contact-list data for (1) ICQ and possibly (2) AIM, as demonstrated by the SIM IM client (CVE-2009-3615). Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). Certain malformed SLP messages can trigger a crash because the MSN protocol plugin fails to check that all pieces of the message are set correctly (CVE-2010-0277). In a user in a multi-user chat room has a nickname containing '
    ' then libpurple ends up having two users with username ' ' in the room, and Finch crashes in this situation. We do not believe there is a possibility of remote code execution (CVE-2010-0420). oCERT notified us about a problem in Pidgin, where a large amount of processing time will be used when inserting many smileys into an IM or chat window. This should not cause a crash, but Pidgin can become unusable slow (CVE-2010-0423). Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program. This update provides pidgin 2.6.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 46177
    published 2010-04-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=46177
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:085)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-11315.NASL
    description New release to address a security issue and a couple of bugfixes Details at http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 48206
    published 2010-08-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48206
    title Fedora 12 : pidgin-2.7.2-1.fc12 (2010-11315)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_FINCH-100219.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities : - Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 : Path Traversal (CWE-22)) - MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. (CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 : Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)) - Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. (CVE-2010-0420) - A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0423)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 44965
    published 2010-03-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44965
    title SuSE 11 Security Update : pidgin (SAT Patch Number 2019)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-0429.NASL
    description - CVE-2010-0013 - A few other bug fixes Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 47184
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47184
    title Fedora 11 : pidgin-2.6.5-1.fc11 (2010-0429)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_1_FINCH-100219.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities - CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22) Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. - CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. - CVE-2010-0420 Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. - CVE-2010-0423 A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 44979
    published 2010-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44979
    title openSUSE Security Update : finch (finch-2032)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FINCH-6856.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities : - Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. CVE-2010-0420: Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. CVE-2010-0423: A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22))
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 51727
    published 2011-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=51727
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 6856)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_FINCH-6861.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities : - Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. CVE-2010-0420: Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. CVE-2010-0423: A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22))
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 51728
    published 2011-01-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=51728
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 6861)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_FINCH-100219.NASL
    description This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities - CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22) Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. - CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. - CVE-2010-0420 Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch. - CVE-2010-0423 A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 44976
    published 2010-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44976
    title openSUSE Security Update : finch (finch-2032)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id PIDGIN_2_6_5.NASL
    description The version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.6.5. Such versions have a directory traversal vulnerability when processing an MSN emoticon request. A remote attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary files.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 43862
    published 2010-01-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43862
    title Pidgin MSN Custom Smileys Feature Emoticon Request Traversal Arbitrary File Disclosure
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-8524.NASL
    description 2.7.0 with new features, bug fixes and a security fix for CVE-2010-1624 Full Upstream ChangeLog: * http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog Fedora packaging changes: * Use System SSL Certificates * Add additional dependencies for Voice + Video Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 47496
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47496
    title Fedora 12 : pidgin-2.7.0-2.fc12 (2010-8524)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0044.NASL
    description Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013) These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Refer to the Pidgin release notes for a full list of changes: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 44030
    published 2010-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44030
    title RHEL 4 / 5 : pidgin (RHSA-2010:0044)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-1279.NASL
    description 2.6.6 with security and numerous minor bug fixes CVE-2010-0277 CVE-2010-0420 CVE-2010-0423 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 47244
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47244
    title Fedora 11 : pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc11 (2010-1279)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-17130.NASL
    description New release 2.7.5 Full Upstream ChangeLog : - http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog#version2.7.410 202010 - http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog#version2.7.5 10312010 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-20
    plugin id 50556
    published 2010-11-11
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50556
    title Fedora 12 : pidgin-2.7.5-1.fc12 (2010-17130)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2010-1383.NASL
    description 2.6.6 with security and numerous minor bug fixes CVE-2010-0277 CVE-2010-0420 CVE-2010-0423 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 47252
    published 2010-07-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47252
    title Fedora 12 : pidgin-2.6.6-1.fc12 (2010-1383)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-886-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain topic messages in the IRC protocol handler. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious IRC server, an attacker could cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-2703) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly enforce the 'require TLS/SSL' setting when connecting to certain older Jabber servers. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3026) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain SLP invite messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted invite message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3083) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain errors in the XMPP protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04. (CVE-2009-3085) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle malformed contact-list data in the OSCAR protocol handler. A remote attacker could send specially crafted contact-list data and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-3615) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle custom smiley requests in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted filename in a custom smiley request and obtain arbitrary files via directory traversal. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.10. (CVE-2010-0013) Pidgin for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was also updated to fix connection issues with the MSN protocol. USN-675-1 and USN-781-1 provided updated Pidgin packages to fix multiple security vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. The security patches to fix CVE-2008-2955 and CVE-2009-1376 were incomplete. This update corrects the problem. It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle file transfers containing a long filename and special characters in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted filename in a file transfer request and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2955) It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1376). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 44057
    published 2010-01-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44057
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-886-1)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-002.NASL
    description A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin : Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). This update provides pidgin 2.6.5, which is not vulnerable to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 48164
    published 2010-07-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=48164
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:002)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2010-0044.NASL
    description Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013) These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Refer to the Pidgin release notes for a full list of changes: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 44028
    published 2010-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=44028
    title CentOS 4 / 5 : pidgin (CESA-2010:0044)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2010-001.NASL
    description Security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin : The OSCAR protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.3 and Adium before 1.3.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted contact-list data for (1) ICQ and possibly (2) AIM, as demonstrated by the SIM IM client (CVE-2009-3615). Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers. This update provides pidgin 2.6.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 43853
    published 2010-01-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=43853
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:001)
oval via4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:04:44.499-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
    • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
    • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
    • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
    description Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10333
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon.
    version 24
  • accepted 2013-09-30T04:00:39.672-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    comment Pidgin is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12366
    description Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17620
    status accepted
    submitted 2013-08-16T15:36:10.221-04:00
    title Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon
    version 4
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/85413/pidgin_exploit.py.txt
id PACKETSTORM:85413
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2010-01-20
reporter Mathieu GASPARD
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/85413/Pidgin-MSN-2.6.4-File-Download.html
title Pidgin MSN 2.6.4 File Download
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 552483
title CVE-2010-0013 pidgin/libpurple: MSN custom smiley request directory traversal file disclosure
oval
OR
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment finch is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044016
        • comment finch is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023015
      • AND
        • comment finch-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044008
        • comment finch-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023013
      • AND
        • comment libpurple is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044012
        • comment libpurple is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023005
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044004
        • comment libpurple-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023017
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-perl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044018
        • comment libpurple-perl is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023007
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-tcl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044014
        • comment libpurple-tcl is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023019
      • AND
        • comment pidgin is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044002
        • comment pidgin is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584003
      • AND
        • comment pidgin-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044010
        • comment pidgin-devel is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023009
      • AND
        • comment pidgin-perl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044006
        • comment pidgin-perl is signed with Red Hat master key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20081023011
  • AND
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
    • OR
      • AND
        • comment finch is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044027
        • comment finch is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584016
      • AND
        • comment finch-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044029
        • comment finch-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584014
      • AND
        • comment libpurple is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044033
        • comment libpurple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584020
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044037
        • comment libpurple-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584018
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-perl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044023
        • comment libpurple-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584010
      • AND
        • comment libpurple-tcl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044031
        • comment libpurple-tcl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584012
      • AND
        • comment pidgin is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044021
        • comment pidgin is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584008
      • AND
        • comment pidgin-devel is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044035
        • comment pidgin-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584024
      • AND
        • comment pidgin-perl is earlier than 0:2.6.5-1.el5
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100044025
        • comment pidgin-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
          oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584022
rhsa
id RHSA-2010:0044
released 2010-01-14
severity Important
title RHSA-2010:0044: pidgin security update (Important)
rpms
  • finch-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • finch-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • libpurple-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • libpurple-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • libpurple-perl-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • libpurple-tcl-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • pidgin-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • pidgin-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • pidgin-perl-0:2.6.5-1.el4.1
  • finch-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • finch-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • libpurple-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • libpurple-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • libpurple-perl-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • libpurple-tcl-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • pidgin-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • pidgin-devel-0:2.6.5-1.el5
  • pidgin-perl-0:2.6.5-1.el5
refmap via4
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2010-0368
  • FEDORA-2010-0429
mandriva MDVSA-2010:085
misc
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20100102 CVE request - pidgin MSN arbitrary file upload
  • [oss-security] 20100107 Re: CVE request - pidgin MSN arbitrary file upload
secunia
  • 37953
  • 37954
  • 37961
  • 38915
sunalert
  • 1022203
  • 277450
suse SUSE-SR:2010:006
vupen
  • ADV-2009-3662
  • ADV-2009-3663
  • ADV-2010-1020
Last major update 02-11-2013 - 22:55
Published 09-01-2010 - 13:30
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:30
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