openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-2012-29)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

pidgin was updated to version 2.10.1

+ AIM and ICQ :

- Fix remotely-triggerable crashes by validating strings
in a few messages related to buddy list management
(bnc#736147, CVE-2011-4601).

+ Bonjour :

- IPv6 fixes

+ Gadu-Gadu :

- Fix problems linking against GnuTLS.

+ IRC :

- Fix a memory leak when admitting UTF-8 text with a
non-UTF-8 primary encoding.

+ Jabber :

- Fix crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed
voice and video requests.

+ Sametime :

- Separate 'username' and 'server' when adding new
Sametime accounts.

- Fix compilation in Visual C++.

+ SILC :

- Fix CVE-2011-3594, by UTF-8 validating incoming messages
before passing them to glib or libpurple.

+ Yahoo! :

- Fetch buddy icons in some cases where we previously
weren't.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=722199
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736147

Solution :

Update the affected pidgin packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3594
CVE-2011-4601

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