This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-13
(Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin and the
A participant to the TippingPoint ZDI reported multiple integer
overflows in the msn_slplink_process_msg() function in the MSN protocol
Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian is credited for reporting a use-after-free
flaw in msn_slplink_process_msg() in the MSN protocol implementation
The included UPnP server does not limit the size of data to be
downloaded for UPnP service discovery, according to a report by Andrew
Hunt and Christian Grothoff (CVE-2008-2957).
Josh Triplett discovered that the NSS plugin for libpurple does not
properly verify SSL certificates (CVE-2008-3532).
A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages or files using
the MSN protocol which could result in the execution of arbitrary code
or crash Pidgin. NOTE: Successful exploitation might require the
victim's interaction. Furthermore, an attacker could conduct
man-in-the-middle attacks to obtain sensitive information using bad
certificates and cause memory and disk resources to exhaust.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.5.1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8