openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-2017-410)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for pidgin fixes the following issues :

Feature update :

- Update to GNOME 3.20.2 (fate#318572).

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-2640: Fix an out of bounds memory read in
purple_markup_unescape_entity. (boo#1028835)


- Correctly remove *.so files for plugins (fixes

- Remove generation of a plugin list to package, simply
add it all in %files with exclusions.

- Fix SASL EXTERNAL fingerprint authentication

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pidgin packages.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99151 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2640

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