Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-796-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Yuriy Kaminskiy discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
messages in the ICQ protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39619 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35530

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1889