cve-2011-3185-00

Summary Pidgin uses clickable links to untrusted executables
Date 2011-08-20
CVE Number CVE-2011-3185
Discovered By James Burton, Insomnia Security
Fixed In Release 2.10.0

Description

If 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.

Mitigation

Don’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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