FreeBSD : libpurple -- Remote DoS via an MSN OIM message that lacks UTF-8 encoding (7289214f-7c55-11e1-ab3b-000bcdf0a03b)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

US-CERT reports :

The msn_oim_report_to_user function in oim.c in the MSN protocol
plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.2 allows remote servers to
cause a denial of service (application crash) via an OIM message that
lacks UTF-8 encoding.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e4a9f03

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58556 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1178

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