SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 6861)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities :

- Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN
protocol. CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9:
Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin
in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (memory corruption) at least. CVE-2010-0420:
Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch.
CVE-2010-0423: A remote denial of service attack
(resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with
a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base
Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22))

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0013.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0277.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0420.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0423.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6861.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51728 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0013
CVE-2010-0277
CVE-2010-0420
CVE-2010-0423

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