GLSA-200905-07 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 38909


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.5.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38909

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200905-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/26

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pidgin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1373, CVE-2009-1374, CVE-2009-1375, CVE-2009-1376

BID: 35067

OSVDB: 54646, 54647, 54648, 54649

GLSA: 200905-07

CWE: 119, 189