Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2008:143)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37612

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An integer overflow flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler that could allow for the execution of arbitrary code if a user received a malicious MSN message (CVE-2008-2927).

In addition, this update provides the ability to use ICQ networks again on Mandriva Linux 2008.0, as in MDVA-2008:103 (updated pidgin for 2008.1).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37612

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-143.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:finch, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64finch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfinch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-bonjour, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-facebook, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-gevolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-i18n, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-mono, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-silc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-tcl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2927

MDVSA: 2008:143

CWE: 189