Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2012:105)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in pidgin :

Incorrect handing of inline images in incoming instant messages can
cause a buffer overflow and in some cases can be exploited to execute
arbitrary code (CVE-2012-3374).

This update provides pidgin 2.10.6, which is not vulnerable to this
issue.

See also :

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=64
http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61958 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54322

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3374

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