openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-SU-2013:0405-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

pidgin was updated to fix security issues :

- Fix a crash when receiving UPnP responses with
abnormally long values. (CVE-2013-0274)

- Fix a crash in Sametime when a malicious server sends us
an abnormally long user ID. (CVE-2013-0273)

- Fix 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

- Fix a bug where a remote MXit user could possibly
specify a local file path to be written to.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pidgin packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74915 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0271

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