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Pidgin instant messenger DoS
SecurityVulns ID:10047
Threat Level:
Description:Memory exhaustion on OSCAR (ICQ) ICQWebMessage message processing.
Affected:PIDGIN : Pidgin 2.5
CVE:CVE-2009-1889 (The OSCAR protocol implementation in Pidgin before 2.5.8 misinterprets the ICQWebMessage message type as the ICQSMS message type, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted ICQ web message that triggers allocation of a large amount of memory.)
Original documentdocumentUBUNTU, [USN-796-1] Pidgin vulnerability (07.07.2009)

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