Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-1014-1)

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 :

Pierre Noguès discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled malformed
SLP messages 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and
10.04 LTS. (CVE-2010-1624)

Daniel Atallah discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled the return
code of the Base64 decoding function. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-3711).

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50492 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40138
44283

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1624
CVE-2010-3711