Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2008:143)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37612
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.