Pidgin < 2.5.6 Multiple Buffer Overflows

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is running an instant messaging client that is
affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote host is running Pidgin earlier than 2.5.6. Such versions
are reportedly affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities :

- A buffer overflow is possible when initiating a file
transfer to a malicious buddy over XMPP. (CVE-2009-1373)

- A buffer overflow issue in the 'decrypt_out()' function
can be exploited through specially crafted 'QQ' packets.

- A buffer maintained by PurpleCircBuffer which is used by
XMPP and Sametime protocol plugins can be corrupted if
it's exactly full and then more bytes are added to it.

- An integer-overflow issue exists in the application due
to an incorrect typecasting of 'int64' to 'size_t'.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.5.6 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 38866 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35067

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373

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