Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple
accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.

A flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol plug-in processed
text that was not encoded in UTF-8. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted MSN message.
(CVE-2012-1178)

An input validation flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol
plug-in handled MSN notification messages. A malicious server or a
remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a
specially-crafted MSN notification message. (CVE-2012-2318)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit protocol plug-in.
A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a
MXit message containing specially-crafted emoticon tags.
(CVE-2012-3374)

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Pidgin must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7cc20666

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61370 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1178
CVE-2012-2318
CVE-2012-3374