Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:148)

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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 :

The clientautoresp function in family_icbm.c in the oscar protocol
plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.2 allows remote authenticated
users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and
application crash) via an X-Status message that lacks the expected end
tag for a (1) desc or (2) title element (CVE-2010-2528).

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended
Maintenance Program for those products.

This update provides pidgin 2.7.3, 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 : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48318 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-148.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 41881

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2528

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