Pidgin MSN Custom Smileys Feature Emoticon Request Traversal Arbitrary File Disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

An instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host is
affected by a directory traversal vulnerability.

Description :

The version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than
2.6.5. Such versions have a directory traversal vulnerability when
processing an MSN emoticon request. A remote attacker could exploit
this to read arbitrary files.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.5 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 43862 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37524

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013

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