Ubuntu 7.10 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-548-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Pidgin did not correctly handle certain logging
events. A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages and
cause the application to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28360 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4999