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

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?84aeb080

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65565 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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