This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
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
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true