FreeBSD : pidgin -- multiple vulnerabilities (b1ca65e6-5aaf-11de-bc9b-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 39426


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Some vulnerabilities and weaknesses have been reported in Pidgin, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS or to potentially compromise a user's system.

A truncation error in the processing of MSN SLP messages can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

A boundary error in the XMPP SOCKS5 'bytestream' server when initiating an outgoing file transfer can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

A boundary error exists in the implementation of the 'PurpleCircBuffer' structure. This can be exploited to corrupt memory and cause a crash via specially crafted XMPP or Sametime packets.

A boundary error in the 'decrypt_out()' function can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow with 8 bytes and crash the application via a specially crafted QQ packet.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39426

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b1ca65e65aaf11debc9b0030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/06/17

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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:freebsd:freebsd:finch, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pidgin, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/06/03

Reference Information

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

BID: 35067

Secunia: 35194

CWE: 119, 189