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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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) -
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60686 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-2703CVE-2009-3083CVE-2009-3615
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