Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-820-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Federico Muttis 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40752 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36071

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2694