CVE-2008-2956

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** Memory leak in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via malformed XML documents. NOTE: this issue has been disputed by the upstream vendor, who states: "I was never able to identify a scenario under which a problem occurred and the original reporter wasn't able to supply any sort of reproduction details."

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 01, 2008
Last ModifiedOctober 11, 2018
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Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-399
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score5.0
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationPidginPidgin2.0.0*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Pidgin Pidgin 2.0.0

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://crisp.cs.du.edu/?q=ca2007-1http://crisp.cs.du.edu/?q=ca2007-1MISC
31387http://secunia.com/advisories/31387SECUNIA
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0246http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0246CONFIRM
[oss-security] 20080627 CVE Request (pidgin)http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/06/27/3MLIST
20080806 rPSA-2008-0246-1 gaimhttp://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495165/100/0/threadedBUGTRAQ
29985http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29985BID
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2647https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2647CONFIRM