Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-781-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39312

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages when sending a file using the XMPP protocol handler. If a user were tricked into sending a file, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted response and cause Pidgin to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1373)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the QQ protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04. (CVE-2009-1374)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the XMPP and Sametime protocol handlers. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash. (CVE-2009-1375)

It was discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. (CVE-2009-1376).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/781-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39312

File Name: ubuntu_USN-781-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/04

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:finch, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:finch-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gaim, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpurple-bin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpurple-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpurple0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pidgin-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pidgin-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pidgin-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/03

Reference Information

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

BID: 35067

USN: 781-1

CWE: 119, 189