Amazon Linux 2 : pidgin (ALAS-2023-2115)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 178558


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of pidgin installed on the remote host is prior to 2.10.11-9. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2115 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in Pidgin before 2.14.9. A remote attacker who can spoof DNS responses can redirect a client connection to a malicious server. The client will perform TLS certificate verification of the malicious domain name instead of the original XMPP service domain, allowing the attacker to take over control over the XMPP connection and to obtain user credentials and all communication content. This is similar to CVE-2022-24968. (CVE-2022-26491)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update pidgin' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 178558

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2115.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/20/2023

Updated: 7/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-26491


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:finch, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:finch-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpurple-perl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libpurple-tcl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:pidgin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:pidgin-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:pidgin-perl, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-26491