Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:32:26 -0400 From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Nico Golde <oss-security+ml@...lde.de> Subject: Re: Re: CVE Request (pidgin) On 3 July 2008, Nico Golde wrote: > > Name: CVE-2008-2955 > > > > 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=20 > without authorization and if the victim needs to accept the=20 > file first to trigger this? > My testing showed that random users can't send files, they need to be in your buddy list. I'm not sure if the victim needs to accept the file or not. Last I knew, upstream was still working on this one. -- JB
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