Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-2216-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain messages
from Gadu-Gadu file relay servers. A malicious remote server or a man
in the middle could use this issue to cause Pidgin to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libpurple0 and / or pidgin packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74135 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67471

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3775