GLSA-200905-07 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200905-07
(Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin:
Veracode reported a boundary error in the 'XMPP SOCKS5 bytestream
server' when initiating an outgoing file transfer (CVE-2009-1373).
Ka-Hing Cheung reported a heap corruption flaw in the QQ protocol
handler (CVE-2009-1374).
A memory corruption flaw in
'PurpleCircBuffer' was disclosed by Josef Andrysek
The previous fix for CVE-2008-2927 contains a
cast from uint64 to size_t, possibly leading to an integer overflow
(CVE-2009-1376, GLSA 200901-13).

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages or files using
the MSN, XMPP or QQ protocols, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application,
or a Denial of Service. NOTE: Successful exploitation might require the
victim's interaction.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :


Solution :

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.5.6'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38909 (gentoo_GLSA-200905-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35067

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373

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