|Summary||MSN direct connection denial of service|
|Discovered By||Stu Tomlinson|
|Fixed In Release||2.7.9|
It was discovered that libpurple 2.7.6 through 2.7.8 did not properly handle “short” packets in MSN direct connection sessions, leading to a crash due to a NULL pointer dereference. Malicious clients or users can exploit this to cause a denial of service (crash).
Ignore short packets.