RHEL 4 / 5 : pidgin (RHSA-2010:0044)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple
accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.

A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol
implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted
emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an
arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Refer to the Pidgin
release notes for a full list of changes:
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take
effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0013.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0044.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44030 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37524

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013