FreeBSD : pidgin -- multiple vulnerabilities (b1ca65e6-5aaf-11de-bc9b-0030843d3802)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities and weaknesses have been reported in Pidgin,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS or to
potentially compromise a user's system.

A truncation error in the processing of MSN SLP messages can be
exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

A boundary error in the XMPP SOCKS5 'bytestream' server when
initiating an outgoing file transfer can be exploited to cause a
buffer overflow.

A boundary error exists in the implementation of the
'PurpleCircBuffer' structure. This can be exploited to corrupt memory
and cause a crash via specially crafted XMPP or Sametime packets.

A boundary error in the 'decrypt_out()' function can be exploited to
cause a stack-based buffer overflow with 8 bytes and crash the
application via a specially crafted QQ packet.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39426 (freebsd_pkg_b1ca65e65aaf11debc9b0030843d3802.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35067

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373

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