openSUSE Security Update : finch (finch-2032)

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


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities

- CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal
(CWE-22) Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using
the MSN protocol.

- CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9: Resource
Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in
libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (memory corruption) at least.

- CVE-2010-0420 Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a
crash in finch.

- CVE-2010-0423 A remote denial of service attack
(resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with
a lot of smilies in it.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567799
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=569616

Solution :

Update the affected finch packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44982 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013
CVE-2010-0277
CVE-2010-0420
CVE-2010-0423

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