Pidgin Security Advisory

TitleIRC crash from malicious server
Date2009-09-03
CVE NameCVE-2009-2703
Discovered ByCristofaro Mune
SummaryA malicious server can send an invalid IRC message which triggers a crash
DescriptionA specially crafted IRC TOPIC message can trigger a NULL pointer dereference in the IRC protocol plugin's code for handling IRC topics.
Fixed in Revision615584769b59
Fixed in Version2.6.2
FixCorrectly ignore invalid TOPIC messages sent from the server.

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