This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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.
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.
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61370 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1178CVE-2012-2318CVE-2012-3374
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