Pidgin 2.4.1 Vulnerability Jun 26 2008 04:15AM
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Application: Pidgin 2.4.1

OS: Linux - Ubuntu 8.04

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1 - Description

2 - Vulnerability

3 - POC/EXPLOIT

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Description

Pidgin is an instant messaging program with which you can use a number of protocols known as (MSN, ICQ, AIM).

While there is Pidgin 2.4.2 version which was not provided in this version so I could not say whether it was also vulnerable.

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Vulnerability

The vulnerability works sending files with the protocol msn (I did not test at all protocols),

if a file is sent with a long name and special characters and this causes the program to break.

If we analyze the vulnerability with a debugger you can see a flaw in the following function

0xb62abaeb in msn_slplink_process_msg

According with the characters used, the fault may vary in other functions.

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POC/EXPLOIT

For proof of the concept you should create a file either (never mind the extension) with the maximum allowable characters,

with the following characteristics.

ASCII = (‣ ․ ‥ ? )

HEX = ( 26 23 38 32 32 37 3b 20 26 23 38 32 32 38 3b 20 26 23 38 32 32 39 3b 20 85 )

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Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian

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