SuSE 10 Security Update : finch, libpurple, and pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 8131)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Various remote triggerable crashes in pidgin have been fixed :

- In some situations the MSN server sends text that isn't
UTF-8 encoded, and Pidgin fails to verify the text's
encoding. In some cases this can lead to a crash when
attempting to display the text (). (CVE-2012-1178)

- Incoming messages with certain characters or character
encodings can cause clients to crash. (CVE-2012-1178 /

- A series of specially crafted file transfer requests can
cause clients to reference invalid memory. The user must
have accepted one of the file transfer requests.

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8131.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59682 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1178

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