Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:002)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin :

Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin
in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers
to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an
application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a
related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is
resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request
is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that
announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013).

This update provides pidgin 2.6.5, which is not vulnerable to this
issue.

See also :

http://pidgin.im/news/security/

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48164 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-002.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37524

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013

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