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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol
implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted
emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an
arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5.

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60724 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013