GLSA-200905-07 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 38909
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200905-07 (Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin:
Veracode reported a boundary error in the 'XMPP SOCKS5 bytestream server' when initiating an outgoing file transfer (CVE-2009-1373).
Ka-Hing Cheung reported a heap corruption flaw in the QQ protocol handler (CVE-2009-1374).
A memory corruption flaw in 'PurpleCircBuffer' was disclosed by Josef Andrysek (CVE-2009-1375).
The previous fix for CVE-2008-2927 contains a cast from uint64 to size_t, possibly leading to an integer overflow (CVE-2009-1376, GLSA 200901-13).
A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages or files using the MSN, XMPP or QQ protocols, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service. NOTE: Successful exploitation might require the victim's interaction.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.5.6'