This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
Security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin :
Buffer overflow in the XMPP SOCKS5 bytestream server in Pidgin
(formerly Gaim) before 2.5.6 allows remote authenticated users to
execute arbitrary code via vectors involving an outbound XMPP file
transfer. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third-party
Buffer overflow in the decrypt_out function in Pidgin (formerly Gaim)
before 2.5.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) via a QQ packet (CVE-2009-1374).
The PurpleCircBuffer implementation in Pidgin (formerly Gaim) before
2.5.6 does not properly maintain a certain buffer, which allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and
application crash) via vectors involving the (1) XMPP or (2) Sametime
Multiple integer overflows in the msn_slplink_process_msg functions in
the MSN protocol handler in (1) libpurple/protocols/msn/slplink.c and
(2) libpurple/protocols/msnp9/slplink.c in Pidgin (formerly Gaim)
before 2.5.6 on 32-bit platforms allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via a malformed SLP message with a crafted offset
value, leading to buffer overflows. NOTE: this issue exists because of
an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2927 (CVE-2009-1376).
This update provides pidgin 2.5.8, which is not vulnerable to these
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39582 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-147.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 35067
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