Summary MSN direct connection denial of service
Date 2010-12-26
CVE Number CVE-2010-4528
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.

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