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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
An integer overflow flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler.
If a user received a malicious MSN message, it was possible to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Pidgin.
Note: the default Pidgin privacy setting only allows messages from
users in the buddy list. This prevents arbitrary MSN users from
exploiting this flaw.
This update also addresses the following bug :
- when attempting to connect to the ICQ network, Pidgin
would fail to connect, present an alert saying the 'The
client version you are using is too old', and
de-activate the ICQ account. This update restores
Pidgin's ability to connect to the ICQ network.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60438 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2927
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