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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin :
It has been discovered that eight denial of service conditions exist
in libpurple all due to insufficient validation of the return value
from purple_base64_decode(). Invalid or malformed data received in
place of a valid base64-encoded value in portions of the Yahoo!, MSN,
MySpaceIM, and XMPP protocol plugins and the NTLM authentication
support trigger a crash. These vulnerabilities can be leveraged by a
remote user for denial of service (CVE-2010-3711).
Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
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This update provides pidgin 2.7.4, which is not vulnerable to this
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
Public Exploit Available : false