Pidgin < 2.10.4 Multiple DoS Vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

An instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host is
potentially affected by multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than
2.10.4 and is, therefore, potentially affected by the following
issues :

- An error exists in the file 'libpurple/proxy.c' that
can allow certain file transfer requests to an invalid
pointer to be dereferenced, leading to application
crashes. (CVE-2012-2214)

- An error exists in the function
'msn_message_parse_payload' in the file
'libpurple/protocols/msn/msg.c' that can allow certain
characters or character encodings to crash the
application. (CVE-2012-2318)

See also :

http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=62
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=63

Solution :

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.10.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 59317 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53400
53706

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2214
CVE-2012-2318

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