Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

An invalid pointer dereference bug was found in the way the Pidgin
OSCAR protocol implementation processed lists of contacts. A remote
attacker could send a specially-crafted contact list to a user running
Pidgin, causing Pidgin to crash. (CVE-2009-3615)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin IRC
protocol plug-in handles IRC topics. A malicious IRC server could send
a specially-crafted IRC TOPIC message, which once received by Pidgin,
would lead to a denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-2703) -
SL3 only

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN
protocol plug-in handles improper MSNSLP invitations. A remote
attacker could send a specially-crafted MSNSLP invitation request,
which once accepted by a valid Pidgin user, would lead to a denial of
service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-3083) - SL3 only

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9a95352a

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: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60686 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2703
CVE-2009-3083
CVE-2009-3615