RHEL 5 / 6 : pidgin (RHSA-2013:0646)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated pidgin packages that fix three security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

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

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit
protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use
this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted HTTP request.
(CVE-2013-0272)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin Sametime protocol
plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw
to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted username.
(CVE-2013-0273)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Pidgin processed certain
UPnP responses. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted UPnP
response that, when processed, would crash Pidgin. (CVE-2013-0274)

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting the above
issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter
of CVE-2013-0272.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0272.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0273.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-0274.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0646.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65561 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57951
57954

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0272
CVE-2013-0273
CVE-2013-0274