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.
Pierre NoguÃ¨s 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).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false