openSUSE 10 Security Update : finch (finch-5592)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

- specially crafted MSN SLP messages could cause an
integer overflow in pidgin. Attackers could potentially
exploit that to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-2927).

- overly long file names in MSN file transfers could crash
pidgin (CVE-2008-2955).

- SSL certifcates were not verfied. Therefore piding
didn't notice faked certificates (CVE-2008-3532)

Additionally a problem was fixed that prevented gaim clients from
connecting to the ICQ network after a server change on July 1st 2008.

Solution :

Update the affected finch packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34199 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2927

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