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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 17:29:47 +0200
From: Nico Golde <>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request (pidgin)

Hi Steven,
* Steven M. Christey <> [2008-07-01 23:40]:
> Name: CVE-2008-2955
> Status: Candidate
> URL:
> Reference: BUGTRAQ:20080626 Pidgin 2.4.1 Vulnerability
> Reference: URL:
> Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-1947
> Reference: URL:
> Reference: SECUNIA:30881
> Reference: URL:
> Pidgin 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
> (crash) via a long filename that contains certain characters, as
> demonstrated using an MSN message that triggers the crash in the
> msn_slplink_process_msg function.

Did anyone try if this can be done by some random user 
without authorization and if the victim needs to accept the 
file first to trigger this?

Kind regards
Nico Golde - - - GPG: 0x73647CFF
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