SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin, gaim and finch (ZYPP Patch Number 5573)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

- specially crafted MSN SLP messages could cause an
integer overflow in pidgin. Attackers could potentially
exploit that to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-2927)

- overly long file names in MSN file transfers could crash
pidgin. (CVE-2008-2955)

- SSL certifcates were not verfied. Therefore piding
didn't notice faked certificates. (CVE-2008-3532)

Additionally a problem was fixed that prevented gaim clients from
connecting to the ICQ network after a server change on July 1st 2008.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2927.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-2955.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2008-3532.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 5573.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51722 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2927
CVE-2008-2955
CVE-2008-3532

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