openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-SU-2013:0511-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Pidgin was updated to 2.10.7 to fix various security issues and the
bug that IRC did not work at all in 12.3.

Changes :

- Add pidgin-irc-sasl.patch: link irc module to SASL.
Allows the IRC module to be loaded (bnc#806975).

- Update to version 2.10.7 (bnc#804742) :

+ Alien hatchery :

- No changes

+ General :

- The configure script will now exit with status 1 when
specifying invalid protocol plugins using the

--with-static-prpls and --with-dynamic-prpls arguments.

+ libpurple :

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

- Don't link directly to libgcrypt when building with
GnuTLS support. (

- Fix UPnP mappings on routers that return empty
<URLBase/> elements in their response. (

- Tcl plugin uses saner, race-free plugin loading.

- Fix the Tcl signals-test plugin for savedstatus-changed.

+ Pidgin :

- Make Pidgin more friendly to non-X11 GTK+, such as
MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.

+ Gadu-Gadu :

- Fix a crash at startup with large contact list. Avatar
support for buddies will be disabled until 3.0.0.

+ IRC :

- Support for SASL authentication. (

- Print topic setter information at channel join.

+ MSN :

- Fix SSL certificate issue when signing into MSN for some

- Fix a crash when removing a user before its icon is
loaded. (

+ MXit :

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

- 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
execution. (CVE-2013-0272)

- Display farewell messages in a different colour to
distinguish them from normal messages.

- Add support for typing notification.

- Add support for the Relationship Status profile

- Remove all reference to Hidden Number.

- Ignore new invites to join a GroupChat if you're already
joined, or still have a pending invite.

- The buddy's name was not centered vertically in the
buddy-list if they did not have a status-message or mood

- Fix decoding of font-size changes in the markup of
received messages.

- Increase the maximum file size that can be transferred
to 1 MB.

- When setting an avatar image, no longer downscale it to

+ Sametime :

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

+ Yahoo! :

- Fix a double-free in profile/picture loading code.

- Fix retrieving server-side buddy aliases.

+ Plugins :

- The Voice/Video Settings plugin supports using the sndio
GStreamer backends. (

- Fix a crash in the Contact Availability Detection
plugin. (

- Make the Message Notification plugin more friendly to
non-X11 GTK+, such as MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.

+ Windows-Specific Changes :

- Compile with secure flags (

- Installer downloads GTK+ Runtime and Debug Symbols more
securely. (

- Updates to a number of dependencies, some of which have
security related fixes. (,, . ATK 1.32.0-2 . Cyrus
SASL 2.1.25 . expat 2.1.0-1 . freetype 2.4.10-1 .
gettext . Glib 2.28.8-1 . libpng 1.4.12-1 .
libxml2 2.9.0-1 . NSS 3.13.6 and NSPR 4.9.2 . Pango
1.29.4-1 . SILC 1.1.10 . zlib 1.2.5-2

- Patch libmeanwhile (sametime library) to fix crash.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pidgin packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74934 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57951

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0271

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