GLSA-201209-17 : Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-17
(Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution)

A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the MXit
protocol plug-in for libpurple.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Pidgin process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201209-17.xml

Solution :

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.10.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62359 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54322

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3374