openSUSE 10 Security Update : finch (finch-5592)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34199


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


- specially crafted MSN SLP messages could cause an integer overflow in pidgin. Attackers could potentially exploit that to execute arbitrary code (CVE-2008-2927).

- overly long file names in MSN file transfers could crash pidgin (CVE-2008-2955).

- SSL certifcates were not verfied. Therefore piding didn't notice faked certificates (CVE-2008-3532)

Additionally a problem was fixed that prevented gaim clients from connecting to the ICQ network after a server change on July 1st 2008.


Update the affected finch packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34199

File Name: suse_finch-5592.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/14

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-mono, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2927, CVE-2008-2955, CVE-2008-3532

CWE: 20, 189, 310