Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
Fabian Yamaguchi discovered that Pidgin incorrectly validated all
fields of an incoming message in the MSN protocol handler. A remote
attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to
crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0277)
Sadrul Habib Chowdhury discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled
certain nicknames in Finch group chat rooms. A remote attacker could
use a specially crafted nickname and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to
a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0420)
Antti Hayrynen discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled large
numbers of smileys. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted
message and cause Pidgin to become unresponsive, leading to a denial
of service. (CVE-2010-0423).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 44688 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2010-0277CVE-2010-0420CVE-2010-0423
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