Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2008:143)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

An integer overflow flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler
that could allow for the execution of arbitrary code if a user
received a malicious MSN message (CVE-2008-2927).

In addition, this update provides the ability to use ICQ networks
again on Mandriva Linux 2008.0, as in MDVA-2008:103 (updated pidgin
for 2008.1).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37612 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-143.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2927

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