Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-781-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 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 properly handle certain
malformed messages when sending a file using the XMPP protocol
handler. If a user were tricked into sending a file, a remote attacker
could send a specially crafted response and cause Pidgin to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1373)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
malformed messages in the QQ protocol handler. A remote attacker could
send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2009-1374)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
malformed messages in the XMPP and Sametime protocol handlers. A
remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause
Pidgin to crash. (CVE-2009-1375)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker
could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary
code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1376).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39312 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373
CVE-2009-1374
CVE-2009-1375
CVE-2009-1376