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

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 :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40752 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36071

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2694