SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 8475)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

pidgin was updated to fix 4 security issues :

- Fixed a crash when receiving UPnP responses with
abnormally long values. (CVE-2013-0274, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a crash in Sametime protocol when a malicious
server sends us an abnormally long user ID.
(CVE-2013-0273, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a bug where the MXit server or a man-in-the-middle
could potentially send specially crafted data that could
overflow a buffer and lead to a crash or remote code
execution. (CVE-2013-0272, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a bug where a remote MXit user could possibly
specify a local file path to be written to.
(CVE-2013-0271, bnc#804742)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0271.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0272.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0273.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-0274.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 8475.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65026 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0271
CVE-2013-0272
CVE-2013-0273
CVE-2013-0274

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