openSUSE 10 Security Update : finch (finch-6351)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several bugfixes were done for the Instant Messenger Pidgin :

- Malformed responses to file transfers could cause a
buffer overflow in pidgin (CVE-2009-1373) and specially
crafted packets could crash it (CVE-2009-1375).

- The fix against integer overflows in the msn protocol
handling was incomplete (CVE-2009-1376).

- Fixed misparsing ICQ message as SMS DoS (CVE-2009-1889,
Pidgin#9483).

Also the Yahoo IM protocol was made to work again.

Solution :

Update the affected finch packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41999 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1373
CVE-2009-1375
CVE-2009-1376
CVE-2009-1889

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