Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2012:029)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in pidgin :

The pidgin_conv_chat_rename_user function in gtkconv.c in Pidgin
before 2.10.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(NULL pointer dereference and application crash) by changing a
nickname while in an XMPP chat room (CVE-2011-4939).

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 (CVE-2012-1178).

This update provides pidgin 2.10.2, which is not vulnerable to these

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61945 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52475

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4939

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