Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
pidgin (2.10.11).

Security Fix(es) :

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way Pidgin's
Mxit plug-in handled emoticons. A malicious remote
server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially
use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially
crafted emoticon. (CVE-2014-3695)

- A denial of service flaw was found in the way Pidgin
parsed Groupwise server messages. A malicious remote
server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially
use this flaw to cause Pidgin to consume an excessive
amount of memory, possibly leading to a crash, by
sending a specially crafted message. (CVE-2014-3696)

- An information disclosure flaw was discovered in the way
Pidgin parsed XMPP messages. A malicious remote server
or a man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially use
this flaw to disclose a portion of memory belonging to
the Pidgin process by sending a specially crafted XMPP
message. (CVE-2014-3698)

- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way Pidgin
processed XML content. A malicious remote server could
potentially use this flaw to crash Pidgin or execute
arbitrary code in the context of the pidgin process.
(CVE-2017-2640)

- It was found that Pidgin's SSL/TLS plug-ins had a flaw
in the certificate validation functionality. An attacker
could use this flaw to create a fake certificate, that
Pidgin would trust, which could be used to conduct
man-in-the-middle attacks against Pidgin.
(CVE-2014-3694)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?73b5ba38

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102651 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3694
CVE-2014-3695
CVE-2014-3696
CVE-2014-3698
CVE-2017-2640

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