Pidgin Security Advisory

TitlePidgin uses clickable links to untrusted executables
Date2014-01-28
CVE NameCVE-2013-6486
Discovered ByOriginally by James Burton, Insomnia Security. Rediscovered by Yves Younan of Sourcefire VRT.
DescriptionIf a user clicks on a file:// URI in a received IM in Windows builds of Pidgin, Pidgin attempts to execute the file. This can be dangerous if the file:// URI is a path on a network share. This was originally reported in CVE-2011-3185 in 2011 and we attempted to fix it then, but failed.
Fixed in Revisionb2571530fa8b
Fixed in Version2.10.8
FixDon't attempt to execute files when the user clicks a file:// URI. Instead, open a file browser at the file's location.

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