Fedora 11 : pidgin-2.6.1-1.fc11 (2009-8874)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40689


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


2.6.1 fixes an issue where pidgin can crash if you are sent a certain type of URL over Yahoo.

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


Update the affected pidgin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40689

File Name: fedora_2009-8874.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pidgin, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2694

FEDORA: 2009-8874

CWE: 399