Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : pidgin vulnerability (USN-3231-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Joseph Bisch discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain xml
messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libpurple0 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97752 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2640

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