Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:001)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43853
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin :
The OSCAR protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.3 and Adium before 1.3.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted contact-list data for (1) ICQ and possibly (2) AIM, as demonstrated by the SIM IM client (CVE-2009-3615).
Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013).
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.
This update provides pidgin 2.6.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.