openSUSE Security Update : finch (finch-1088)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40338


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Several bugfixes were done for the Instant Messenger Pidgin :

- Malformed responses to file transfers could cause a buffer overflow in pidgin (CVE-2009-1373) and specially crafted packets could crash it (CVE-2009-1375).

- The fix against integer overflows in the msn protocol handling was incomplete (CVE-2009-1376).

- Fixed misparsing ICQ message as SMS DoS (CVE-2009-1889, Pidgin#9483).

Also the Yahoo IM protocol was made to work again.


Update the affected finch packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40338

File Name: suse_11_1_finch-090708.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/22

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-mono, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1373, CVE-2009-1375, CVE-2009-1376, CVE-2009-1889

CWE: 119, 189, 399