Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-902-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44688 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0277
CVE-2010-0420
CVE-2010-0423