Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:259)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference due to receiving a short packet for a
direct connection in the MSN code could potentially cause a denial of
service.

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490

This update provides pidgin 2.7.8 that has been patched to address
this flaw.

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: 51380 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45024

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4528

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