openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-2017-431)

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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)

- CVE-2014-3698: remote information leak via crafted XMPP
message (boo#902408).

- CVE-2014-3696: denial of service parsing Groupwise
server message (boo#902410).

- CVE-2014-3695: crash in MXit protocol plug-in


- Correctly remove *.so files for plugins (fixes

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

- Build with GStreamer 1.x on SLE 12 SP2.

- Fix SASL EXTERNAL fingerprint authentication

- Use ALSA as default for avoiding broken volume control
of pa sink (boo#886670).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pidgin packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99194 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3695

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